Mountain Lion now protects your contacts

Before Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2, Mac apps could access your contacts at any time, without asking for permission. You wouldn’t even know it was happening. This policy is the same as the one on iOS, which recently got a lot of attention. Today’s release of DP 2 removes that ability by default. When an app attempts to access contacts for the first time, the following dialog is displayed:

Contacts Request Dialog

There is also a new area of System Preferences, under Privacy, for managing apps that have contacts access permissions:

Contacts system preferences

This functionality is clearly in response to the iOS contacts issues of the past few months. It’s good to see Apple taking this seriously.

 
573
Kudos
 
573
Kudos

Read this next

I want

The best way to predict the future is to think about desire. The problem with desire is that it tends to be bounded by what’s actually possible; as we grow older, our imaginations seem to develop artificial caps that limit our... Continue →

Get updated when Dustin Curtis publishes

Don’t worry; we hate spam with a passion.
You can unsubscribe with one click.

GhOtcum4rbpO2RRCD