iOS Address Book Access

Marco Arment has an insightful look at how much unfettered access iOS apps have to users' address books. This is not just a creepy breach-of-trust issue. I have numerous clients (and I'm sure a few readers) who store username/password combinations in their address book. Until I discovered 1Password a few years ago, I was guilty of something similar.

Speaking of password security: Apple's password for a Foxconn account was apparently "foxconn2"...Really, Apple!? If you can't use a more secure password than that, then how on earth are we going to convince the rest of the world to do it?