Dave Winer, 56, is a software developer and editor of the Scripting News weblog. He pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School and NYU, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in New York City.
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The Verge and VentureBeat are both running user-oriented stories about the iPhone address book issue. Both are explaining it in terms of what apps are doing with your data. Up till now the tech press has been focusing on personality issues.
Anyway go read the Verge and VentureBeat pieces, and let's keep going.
Can't get the tech press/bloggers to focus on the core issue in AddressBookGate, so let's do it ourselves.
Which of the apps on my iPhone is transmitting everything I think is private and to whom are they transmitting it?
I'm not an iOS developer so I can't answer this question myself.
But lots of iOS developers read this site, so could you help quantify the extent of the problem?
Paul Robichaux just posted this. "The iOS address book is one of the few data stores that apps can easily access, along with the music library and the camera roll. Other data types, like the store of SMS messages, aren't accessible. The full list is available in the iOS developer documentation. "
Very helpful. So it's reasonable to assume that our music and photos are out there, in addition to our contact info.
Update: Other info any iOS app can access -- 1. Calendar (read/write) via the EventKit API and 2. Cellular carrier info via CTCarrier.