It’s Like Spammers Took Over Technology
Web Pioneer Dave Winer blogs about how technology is often accessing people's sensitive personal information without their knowledge.
Dave Winer, a pioneer behind blogging, podcasting and RSS, writes that he is not too happy with how some of the social networking apps for the iPhone and Twitter — and in general, the technology industry, intrude on the personal information of its users. He writes about his recent experience with the new social network on iPhone, Path, and how the app searched his phone’s address book to suggest some friends for him, even when it never seemed to have taken his permission to do so.
Winer goes on to compare their action with someone reading his credit card number aloud in the public and dubs the tech industry as a virus.