Path fined for iOS privacy violations
Social networking app Path has been fined $800,000 for illegally collecting personal information from children without their parents' consent, and has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it deceived users of its iOS app by collecting information from their address books without their first asking their permission, reports Cult Of Mac.
This week's settlements come after it was discovered that the Path app had been uploading users' entire address books to its servers in February 2012. Other apps have since come under fire for uploading private data to its own servers, including Hipster. Both apps have since been updated to remove the privacy flaw.
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