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Path, the social networking app that does a little bit of everything, has added some new features in its latest update. Path 3.0 now does private messaging (one-to-one or group), has something called 'Stickers' which are like Emojis on steroids and is opening up a new shop for you to buy stuff from. Basically, more of a little of everything.
Yikes. Path, which got in trouble around this time last year for stealing your entire address book without your permission, might have another privacy snafu on its hands. The app will automatically geotag your photos even when you've completely disabled Location Services for the Path app. It's basically doing something you explicitly told it not to do.
Someone found out that Path -- and likely other apps too -- was stealing your iPhone and iPad's address book information without telling you about it. This happened because of Path's greediness, but also because Apple is not protecting your privacy as it should.
Path messed up. The app was collecting address book data without user permission and it pissed off a lot of people. Now even Congress is getting involved, wondering what the hell happened. Congress has sent a letter to Apple asking questions and demanding answers.
I was recently complaining to a teller at my bank that the another bank down the street had given my three-year-old daughter a stuffed horse for nothing more than walking past the front door. I jokingly asked her what gifts my own bank would be willing to offer to compete for the affections of my daughter. Then I said, "Oh, you probably don't like it when I mention the competition when I'm in here, eh?"
Path faced a privacy flap when it was revealed that the company was uploading users' address book data to its servers without permission. While it stopped doing that and deleted all the data it had stored, a larger issue remains.
While searching for a way to create an OS X app for Path's social network, hacker Arun Thampi stumbled on to something that could raise privacy issues with the app.
I've written before about how much I like Path, largely because it's so intimate. And I still do like it. But its latest update bums me out.