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Path vows contact data ‘hashing’ in next update, chases privacy certification

Path is still trying to pave over those privacy cracks, promising that its next update will “hash” the contact data it previously used to suck up without prior warning. Last month, the app was caught with its digital fingers inside users’ address books and while the subsequent (and understandably swift) update allowed users to opt out, the Path devs are still looking to gain privacy certification with TRUSTe. They told The Verge that the next version will still allow contact matching without plucking the precise details at the same time, using a hashing technique that won’t identify the data delivered to the social network app. The latest update adds compatibility with Nike+ GPS, plus improvements to the embedded camera and a new music recognition function. It’s available now for the mobile OS of your choice at the sources below.

Path vows contact data ‘hashing’ in next update, chases privacy certification originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 13 Mar 2012 03:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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