Path starts encrypting user contact data
The startup that launched the privacy firestorm has updated its app to secure user data.
Path, the hot San Francisco startup that ignited awhen it was revealed that it was absorbing entire address books from users' phones, today said it's come out with a fix.
This, the post goes on, will anonymize "last names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, Twitter handles, and Facebook IDs" -- all information that Path collects to make its social network more effective.
Early last month, Path CEO and founderat the company's headquarters that the company was working quickly to encrypt the data it was taking in.
The Path controversy spread quickly after the issue was discovered by a blogger in February. It soon caught the, and led Apple to say that it , which requires app makers to notify users when its taking personal information.