Tim Cook Met With Path's Dave Morin Over Address Book Debacle


Apple CEO Tim Cook summoned Path founder Dave Morin to Apple headquarters in Cupertino to be "grilled" by Cook and other Apple execs after it was discovered that Path was quietly uploading user's entire address books to its servers, according to an article in Bloomberg Businessweek.
Path co-founder Dave Morin got hauled into Apple’s headquarters to be grilled by Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and other executives, according to people familiar with the meeting but not authorized by Apple to discuss it.
Path has since stated that the uploading was merely to help users find their friends on the service, but the matter has generated a change in App Store policies and a Congressional investigation.

Considering the size of the address book blowup, it isn't necessarily surprising that Morin would be requested at Apple HQ, but the public doesn't generally find out about these secret meetings.

(Photo of Dan Morin from Flickr/Joi Ito)



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96 months ago
I bet that was a very polite, to the point punch-up for the record books. Tim was probably flanked by a dozen lawyers. Leaking this is clear setup to show Apple strongly disapproves and disavows here and that this young turk will be left twisting in the wind when it's all over. I detect anger here on the part of Apple.
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96 months ago
Has that kid been seen or heard from since?

Just kidding... mostly. ;)
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96 months ago

I'm guessing that THAT photo of Morin wasn't taken during/after THAT meeting! ;)


Imagine if it was Steve still in charge...
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96 months ago

Imagine if it was Steve still in charge...


Steve would have unhinged his jaw and swallowed the poor guy whole.
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96 months ago
Curious...

anyone want to speculate on who looks more like a mac and who looks more like a pc? :p
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96 months ago

anyone want to speculate on who looks more like a mac and who looks more like a pc? :p


Lol glad I wasn't the only one to think of those old commercials :D
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96 months ago

(...) to be "grilled" by Cook and other Apple execs before being eaten with a delicious mushrooms sauce.


Fixed.
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96 months ago
I am pretty sure it was the "so public" bit and also the fact that Apple dropped the ball and did not see what the app was doing. In fact i am certain that many Apps have been pulling, accessing, storing Address Book info since iOS was released. It is a **** storm and i am sure many "updated" apps will be coming out to "fix" the problem of the Apps "taking" all your address book data !!!!
But damage is done.....any good backup system will have the data already full stored.....
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96 months ago

Imagine if it was Steve still in charge...


Actually, it would probably be more like "No need to get down here, we'll send a SWAT team to meet with you..." ;)
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96 months ago
bulls***, the Apple is going to launch a social network and will use the path.
The Path follows the style "family and friends" of Apple. :)
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