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Path co-founder allegedly 'grilled' by Apple CEO Tim Cook

updated 02:50 pm EDT, Thu March 15, 2012

Contact book issue results in rare dressing down

The co-founder of Path, Dave Morin, was recently called over to Apple headquarters to be "grilled" by CEO Tim Cook and some other company executives, according to Bloomberg. The news agency cites "people familiar with the meeting" as sources. The ultimate outcome of the event is unmentioned in the new report.

Path recently became the center of controversy when it was revealed that its iOS app was uploading users' address books. The problem has since been fixed, but it revealed a serious flaw in many mobile apps, raising concerns up to the level of the US government. A similar photo/video vulnerability was recently discovered in iOS and Android. It is unknown if Apple delivered a promised patch to the address book issue in iOS 5.1.




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  1. Bobfozz

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    For those who think Cook...

    might be "weaker" than Jobs, they do not know Cook. He was holding a meeting about some issue in the Far East... and he saw one of "his" people standing there and he said to him, "What are you doing here?" The guy went to the airport, didn't even stop at his house to get luggage. Must've had his passport in his desk. The people at Apple DESERVE their success. And boy are they getting it.

  1. malax

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    In the book

    That comes from the Steve Jobs biography. In a meeting, someone describe a problem at a plant in China. Cooks says "someone should go to China to fix that." A few minutes later, he turns to the exec who was most appropriate and asks "why are you still here." Then the guy goes straight to the airport, etc.

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