This is currently the industry best practice and the App Store guidelines do not specifically discuss contact information. However, as mentioned, we believe users need further transparency on how this works, so we’ve been proactively addressing this.Path CEO and co-founder Dave Morin • Discussing his company’s reasoning for accessing and uploading iPhone users’ address book data without an opt-in process. Path’s uploading of users’ address books to their servers (unencrypted, mind you) was only discovered after an intrepid user, Arun Thampi, tried out a proxy tool which allowed him to track the API calls Path was making. The comments on Thampi’s blog post (along with Hacker News) have gotten extremely angry, suggesting that if this story spreads any further, it could seriously hurt the social network’s momentum. Would this convince you to stop using Path?