Start the year off on the right foot
With so many websites and applications requiring your permission before even seeing what they offer, the chances of you giving full permission to all of your private information across social networks is fairly high. Some apps force you to agree to allow your text messages to be accessed by an app or to be allowed to post AS you on Facebook. Do you have any idea how many times you have given permission and which ongoing permissions you have granted?
Take a look at MyPermissions.org, a site that doesn’t require access to your accounts, rather is a simple bookmark to the permissions pages of Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Instagram and Flicker so you can quickly revoke access from the permissions pages. For example, click on Facebook and apps you don’t recognize, simply click “Edit” on the right, then click “Remove app,” or edit the basic settings.
The service offers an If This Then That (ifttt) recipe that will send you a monthly email reminder to check your permissions so you can keep them clean. This is a great idea not only to keep your private information private but to take a look at what permissions you have given – you just might be shocked.