I guess, it’s been rough two days for Path. Yesterday, personal social network Path was hit by a wave of controversy. It seems old versions of path used to upload your device’s entire Address Book (your contacts’ names, emails, phone numbers, and addresses) to the company’s servers without any kind of user consent or notice.
As per update from Dave Morin, CEO of Path:
We upload the address book to our servers in order to help the user find and connect to their friends and family on Path quickly and efficiently as well as to notify them when friends and family join Path. Nothing more.
Also, today Path posted on blog with below details:
We believe you should have control when it comes to sharing your personal information. We also believe that actions speak louder than words. So, as a clear signal of our commitment to your privacy, we’ve deleted the entire collection of user uploaded contact information from our servers. Your trust matters to us and we want you to feel completely in control of your information on Path.
@Path Ideally this kind of mistake shouldn’t happen but appreciate the action you have taken & msg from @davemorin. Still I love #path app.