Snooping Contacts

There have been a few articles in the press recently about mobile apps snooping people’s contacts (see this one in AppleInsider, this reference on Daring Fireball). I wonder if it is time for mobile OSs to warn users that an app is attempting to access contact information and whether it should be allowed to do that or not (much like the iOS does with location).

I have to admit that this potential to snoop is going to make me think twice about downloading free apps to my iPhone.

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