Apple Cracks Down on Apps Sharing Information on Users’ Contacts

Apple changed its App Store rules last week to limit how developers obtain, use and share information about iPhone owners’ friends and other contacts. The move cracks down on a years-long practice. Developers ask users for access to their phone contacts, then use the information for marketing and sometimes share or sell it without permission from others listed in those digital address books. On both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, the world’s largest smartphone operating systems, the tactic is sometimes used to increase growth and make money. Sharing friends’ data without their consent is what…

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iOS 11 Said to Bring Easy Wi-Fi Sharing, Better Gmail Notifications, and More

While Apple introduced iOS 11 on Monday to the world, some things about the platform were not discussed on stage and have since been uncovered by the developers who have got their hands on the preview already. Now, the list of these new things seems to be growing further as developers have found out that the new iteration of iOS brings along an easy Wi-Fi sharing feature, native support for GIFs, and more. Separately, iOS 11 has been tipped to bring Gmail push notifications back to their former speed as…

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