Richard Bucker

Apps need to ask permission to use the address book

Posted at — Feb 15, 2012

In a recent techcrunch article the author suggests that OSX should prompt the user when an app wants to access your address book. I initially thought that this was a good idea… but that did not last long. If you’ve used a recent version of Windows you’ve been prompted a hundred times a second for one permission or another.There is no doubt that we need to have our apps sanboxed but the price is going to be a lot of user friction and could ultimately cripple OSX. I think I’d prefer something like little snitch.