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Daily Wrap: Path Steps In It and more

Path uploads your entire address book to their servers. This and more in today’s Daily Wrap.

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The Price of Free: Path Uploads Entire Address Book To Its Servers

Hacker Arun Thampi discovered today that Path is uploading your entire address book to its servers. Though most people don’t expect this liberal sharing of data, Path doesn’t warn you ahead of time. Path could generate hashes of the contact info locally, on the user’s phone, and only upload that secure information to its servers, but it doesn’t. It stores the whole address book unencrypted.

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