Path spams a user’s phonebook even after the app was deleted

Branded3:

When I rolled out of bed this morning the first I knew about what had happened was when my dad told me he’d received two text messages (one on his mobile, one on his work phone – neither of which are smartphones) about some pictures I wanted to share with him. While telling him that I’m not exactly sure what he was talking about my house phone rang – my mum uttered the usual exclamation of: “who could be ringing at this time?” as I answered.

Stephen Kenwright writes about his experience with Path. Having tested the app and deciding it wasn’t for him, he removed it. However, it seems that Path scraped his address book and sent texts and even called contacts from his phone book without his consent.

This probably explains why Dave Morin has two iPhones.

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