Apple is ending apps’ ability to secretly sell your contacts list

There are apps that sometimes request your permission to grant them access to your contacts. For example if you download a VoIP app or a messenger app or a social networking app, it sometimes asks for access to your contacts to help you find friends, create a phonebook, and so on, and for the most part it makes sense.However there are some who abuse the access and actually takes that information and sells it to marketers and advertisers. However for iOS users, it seems that Apple has had enough. The company has recently made some changes to its App Store rules last week where they are limiting how developers and apps make use information about the user’s friends/contacts.Apple has been promoting its stance on protecting the privacy of their users, especially in this day and age where we’re seeing a lot of privacy-related scandals, especially from huge companies such as Facebook. The change to the App Store’s rules also means that developers caught selling contact information will be banned.It is unclear as t

Apple bans developers from creating, selling user Contacts databases

One less thing developers can do with Contacts information after they have it.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Arstechnica

Apple closes loophole allowing iOS app makers to collect friends' data

The change, which has already rolled-out to users worldwide, is designed to stop third-party developers from building databases of information on the people in your address book.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Daily Mail

Apple Now Banning Apps That Sell Your Contacts’ Information

There are apps that sometimes request your permission to grant them access to your contacts. For example if you download a VoIP app or a messenger app or a social networking app, it sometimes ...

Tue 12 Jun 18 from Ubergizmo

Apple limits how apps can handle and share users' contact lists

Apple updated its app guidelines last week, and while the biggest news was a widespread ban on cryptocurrency mining, the company also tightened its grip on what developers can and ...

Tue 12 Jun 18 from Engadget

Apple changes rules to restrict developers' access, use of data - CNET

Developers can no longer create databases with information from iPhone owners' contacts, and can't share or sell that database with third parties.

Tue 12 Jun 18 from CNET

Apple quietly banned developers from selling and sharing users’ contacts

Apple has quietly tightened its App Store rules to better protect users from developers who want to harvest their data or sell it to third parties. Previously, developers would ...

Tue 12 Jun 18 from The Verge

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