Apple bars developers from selling users' address books

In June 2018 Apple updated its app store policies to bar developers from collecting information from users' address books and selling it on. While some apps have a legitimate need to access users' contacts, collecting information unnecessarily is a common money-making tactic. How many apps were affected by the change is unknown.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/06/13/apple-is-ending-apps-ability-to-secretly-sell-your-contacts-list/

writer: Hayley Tsukayama
publication: Washington Post