Path Apologizes and Deletes Data

Posted Feb 8, 2012

Yesterday I wrote about how Path was caught stealing personal information through their mobile app and uploading it to their servers. Today Path acknowledged that they designed the “Add Friends” feature wrong and apologized. Path 2.0.6 was released to the Apple App Store today and it now allows people to opt in or out of sharing phone contacts with their servers.

“We are deeply sorry if you were uncomfortable with how our application used your phone contacts,” stated Path co-founder and CEO Dave Morin. Morin said that they were using the information to improve the quality of friend suggestions. Path has deleted the entire collection of user uploaded contact information from their servers to make up for their mistake.