So Path took your contacts to compare if another user in your contacts is already using the service to notify you.
|Path (Photo credit: SimonQ錫濛譙)|
Now what are those companies doing? The only wrong I can see here is, they should have stated this clearly, with a big prompt, that they are using your complete contact-list for comparing. That's the only thing. And those hysteric users need to chill a little. There are much worse things going on, and Apple did good on not blocking Path from the App-Store.
Wait until the panic-makers find out that basically WhatsApp is doing the same thing. And Kik, and KakaoTalk, and ...
Instagram Now Prompts You to Share Contacts:
"With Path coming in for some intense criticism last week for uploading a user’s entire contact list without their permission, it appears that Instagram has used its most recent update to safeguard itself and its users by introducing a new privacy prompt when matching friend lists."
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