Will Path’s privacy transgression teach the industry, or discipline the users?


  • tom

    You write that google sells users private data to advertisers. While I acknowledge that this is common perception, I think it is wrong.

  • Omega

    “In the latest Path update for Android, the company added an opt-in feature for friend suggestions by updating the permissions necessary to use the app.”


  • Mathieu

    Sadly, everyone is doing the same thing.
    Users care about privacy… but not that much.
    They care about the user experience first.

    Apple used to store year(s) of user [WiFi] locations on iTunes w/o user approval.
    Apple still use your private address book the same way Path does to help you find friends “on” iMessage and FaceTime.