Apple responds to corrupted app issues (updated)

You just updated an app and it’s crashing. Don’t yell at the developer, it’s an issue with Apple. The company is distributing a number of corrupt updates to users, forcing them to delete and re-download apps when a fix is issued. (Update: Apple has offered a statement about the issue, see the bottom of this post.)

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Your address book is mine: Many iPhone apps take your data

Path got caught red-handed uploading users’ address books to its servers and had to apologize. But the relatively obscure journaling app is not alone. In fact, Path was crucified for a practice that has become an unspoken industry standard.