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Old Mar 15, 2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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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.
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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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Old Mar 15, 2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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Ouch. That's like getting called into the headmaster's office. DANG.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 12:01 PM   #5
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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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Old Mar 15, 2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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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.
Pour encourager les autres, no doubt.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 12:07 PM   #7
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I'm guessing that THAT photo of Morin wasn't taken during/after THAT meeting!

I wonder what would happen if he refused to meet with Cook? Losing his developer account?
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 12:11 PM   #8
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Sounds like a privilege to me to meet with the Apple execs, regardless of the situation
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 12:15 PM   #9
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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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Old Mar 15, 2012, 12:16 PM   #10
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Tim is gonna have his pants down
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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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I wonder what would happen if he refused to meet with Cook? Losing his developer account?
Almost certainly. Heck if Cook didn't like his answers Morin still could have lost the account.

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Imagine if it was Steve still in charge...
Probably the same result. Or perhaps forget the second chance, boot the developer and the app
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Sounds like a privilege to me to meet with the Apple execs, regardless of the situation
You know, I was thinking the same thing. So that's how you can get a private meeting with the execs...
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Imagine if it was Steve still in charge...
Steve would have unhinged his jaw and swallowed the poor guy whole.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 02:00 PM   #15
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Curious...

anyone want to speculate on who looks more like a mac and who looks more like a pc?
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 02:07 PM   #16
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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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anyone want to speculate on who looks more like a mac and who looks more like a pc?
Lol glad I wasn't the only one to think of those old commercials
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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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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.
Anger would have meant that Apple was going in dry and taking all the lawyers along for the train ride.
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I'm a bit confused by this. Did Path do something in violation of their developer's agreement with Apple?
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Is Apple trying to blame path for there own security flaws ?
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Is Apple trying to blame path for there own security flaws ?
This, I would have told Tim to stuff it.
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I met Dave Morin a couple of times, when he was working for Apple Education (and I was working on behalf of Apple Ed). At least now I know I only have one step of separation between me and Apple's CEO...

Not sure if I'm still 'friends' with him on Facebook, but I remember seeing a lot of updates from him back in the day.
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