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Path Stumbles on Privacy Issues. Again.

Path on Friday acknowledged a flaw in the company’s iOS application, which attached location data to imported photos taken with the Apple Camera app, even if users had turned off the location services setting in the menu. “We were unaware of this issue and have implemented a code change to ignore the EXIF tag location,” Path product manager Dylan Casey wrote in response to a security researcher’s discovery of the flaw. Update: As of 2:59 p.m PT., the updated Path app is now live in Apple’s App Store for download.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald