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Daily Wrap: Twitter Uploads Your Address Book Too and more

Twitter admits it too uploads and stores contacts from your phone, if you use the “Find friends” feature, without notification. This and more in today’s Daily Wrap.

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Twitter Is The Latest Company To Admit It Uploads Your Address Book

While the news that Path was uploading your entire address book to their servers, sans notification, was a shock, it came as an even larger surprise as other companies sheepishly admitted to doing the same. Instagram avoided a PR disaster by quickly releasing an update that includes a privacy upgrade, as they were doing essentially the same thing. And, it’s not the only company that has been collecting the data, many also without notifying users. Now Twitter has admitted to storing the email addresses and phone numbers of your contacts if you use the “Find friends” feature.

I guess it’s more of an industry standard practice than many of us expected.

jeffehobbs – “I just attempted to do this and received the error “Oops, we couldn’t remove your contacts at this time.”

Oops? That seems pretty cheeky — and obnoxious — for a company that has lifted my contact data. “We are very sorry” might be a better way to start that communication.”

Ivan O’Donoghue – “Same here”

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