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Apple shuts door on developers building databases from iOS users’ address books

Last week, Apple made some changes to App Store regulations that prevents developers from collecting information about iPhone users’ friends and contacts. Before this change, developers could obtain this information without consent from most people involved. Developers often ask users to share their phone contacts to quietly build a database of names and numbers that can be sold to marketers.
At Apple’s annual WWDC developers conference last week, the company mentioned that social media sites viewed on Safari will soon ask for permission before allowing users to share …

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