Not long ago when a social networking application name ‘Path’ was criticized for anonymously uploading user personal contact data to it servers, without asking for any permission. Well not just Path this is common practice these days for many popular Apps like Instagram, Facebook, Foursquare, and many more, these all iOS Apps use your data from your iPhone and to find other people you know who might be using this same iPhone Application.
But recently Path apologized for the uploading contact and also deletes them all from their servers, more than this they roll out an updated version which asks for permission before uploading your contacts to their servers, but this issue was getting hotter and hotter until Apple came to know about it.
Now for this reason Apple has announced an update for the iOS or new feature in the upcoming iOS version that will be asking for users permission by way of pop-up notification before someone want to share their personal contacts information with any iOS Application. Its kind a similar to location notification app, that pops up in those apps that are to use your current location information. Now, this is more like it, no app will be able to upload user contact information without permission.
No words from Apple about when this update will be released, as soon as I Know about it let u all know.