How Google Comes Out Cleaner

Path’s privacy snafu of collecting address book data and storing it on remote servers without permission opened the floodgates of media hellhounds on that startup, along with Twitter, Foursquare, Yelp and others. Android Permissions.png

This comes a week after Google spent a couple weeks being demonized for its planned privacy policy changes, which go into effect next month.

So it was interesting to see the blowback from Path spray Apple like a double-barrel shotgun.

Protest was so strong it attracted the unwanted attention from Congress, which while generally ignorant on high-tech affairs is quick to come down on any perceived slight or injustice to consumers.