If you’re anything like me, you might indulge in one of those silly little Facebook quizzes from time to time. But because I dislike how applications can access my private data—and over the years I’ve revealed many instances where Facebook has been able to get this information when you didn’t expect it—I am very diligent at removing each one by heading to the Settings menu up top, then selecting Application Settings, ﬁnding the application I just used, and clicking the X to remove it.
Imagine my surprise today—while down with ’ﬂu—when I found that all those applications had not been removed.
Go to Settings, then Application Settings, then in the pull-down box next to the word Show: select ‘Allowed to Post’. Scroll to the bottom of the page and expand the section ‘Never Allowed to Post Any Stories’. All the applications I expected—and any reasonable user would have expected—to be removed are still there, connected to your proﬁle:
The only way to get them off this list is to individually block each offending application.
I’m pretty sick of how Facebook introduces new ﬁelds to take our data without our knowledge. Four months ago, it had introduced a new ﬁeld where it could use our data for advertising by default, but went on the defensive and blamed the developers. A month later, I noticed it had changed the setting in this ﬁeld so it could use my data again.
If you take your privacy seriously, I would spend some time blocking applications that you thought you had blocked, but now need to do again. Posted by Jack Yan, 11:32
I dont like facebook applications.Its annoing and slow.Be with my friendsis what I want to.Post a Comment
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