Apple has come under fire recently for making the user’s address book easily accessible to third party apps.
The controversy is mostly surrounding their iOS mobile platform. Though the similar problem exists on their OS X platform.
Apple has fixed this problem in the second developer’s preview of their next operating system update Mountain Lion.
Apple has added a new security feature that asks the user for permission whenever an app tries to access the system’s address book.
There is also a new setting where the user can see all the apps that have been permitted to access the address book.
Apple is likely to add a similar feature in a future iOS update as well.