MyPermissions: Easily Manage Social Media App Permissions
Article by George Norman
On 19 Mar 2012
Ever asked yourself the question “I wonder how many apps have permission to access my Facebook data?” If you did ask yourself that question, then you need to know about the MyPermissions.org website, the one-stop for managing social media permissions. With a simple click on the Facebook icon, the site will take you to the App Settings page where you can view which apps have access to your Facebook data. You may be surprised to find out that you’ve granted access to more apps than you think.

I used Facebook as an example because it is a very popular social networking site and because it seems that everyone has a Facebook account these days. The nice thing about MyPermissions is that it covers a lot more than just Facebook. On top of the Facebook icon, there are icons for Twitter, Google, Yahoo!, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Instagram, Flickr, Foursquare, AOL, Windows Live, and Familio.

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What MyPermissions does is it provides a centralized location from which you can see which apps have access to your social media accounts. With a simple click on an icon you can find out who has access to your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and other social media accounts.

MyPermissions offers a reminder system as well: once a month you will receive an email that reminds you to visit MyPermissions.org and check app permissions.

Of course, you can manage app permissions by yourself – the nice thing about MyPermissions is that it puts together a set of links to permission lists, that it provides a centralized location from where you can check app permissions. From a security and privacy point of view, it is always a good idea to be aware of and manage the apps that have access to your social media data. MyPermissions makes it quite easy to manage app permissions.




Tags: MyPermissions.org, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo!, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Instagram, Flickr, Foursquare, AOL, Windows Live, Familio
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