Path updates its iOS app to inclue opt-in, issues an apology

Path CEO and co-founder Dave Morin posted an apology on behalf of the company for its decision to upload the contents of user’s address books without their consent. This apology comes one day after the CEO admitted the service was accessing this personal data. Morin writes,

We believe you should have control when it comes to sharing your personal information. We also believe that actions speak louder than words. So, as a clear signal of our commitment to your privacy, we’ve deleted the entire collection of user uploaded contact information from our servers. Your trust matters to us and we want you to feel completely in control of your information on Path.

Morin also confirmed that the latest version of Path (v 2.0.6) is now available for iOS owners from the App Store. This version gives you the option to either opt in or opt out of sharing your handset’s contacts list with the social network. Throughout his post, Morin emphasizes that this data collection was done only to improve the experience of Path. It was not intended to be malicious. So iOS peeps, is this apology enough to make you start using Path again or are you still distrustful of the service?

[Via Path]

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