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Apps in Need of Rejection: Ones That Steal Your iPhone Number and Call You to Up-sell




So you make an app free, get people to download it, then use it to violate your users’ privacy by pulling their telephone number off their iPhone so you can call them and try to annoy them into coughing up money for your paid app. Yeah, that should be a rejection, if not a banning. (No, we’re [...]

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So you make an app free, get people to download it, then use it to violate your users’ privacy by pulling their telephone number off their iPhone so you can call them and try to annoy them into coughing up money for your paid app.

Yeah, that should be a rejection, if not a banning.

(No, we’re not mentioning the name of the app, why give them publicity? Picture above is proof of concept code showing how the iPhone user telephone number is retrieved.)

[via Mac4Ever -- thanks everyone who sent this in]

This is a story by the iPhone Blog. This feed is sponsored by The iPhone Blog Store.

Apps in Need of Rejection: Ones That Steal Your iPhone Number and Call You to Up-sell




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Tags : apple, iphone

Rédigé par Rene Ritchie le Mercredi 30 Septembre 2009

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