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Browser plug-in and website warn about data harvesting by Facebook apps

Browser plug-in and website warn about data harvesting by Facebook apps | compaTIC | Scoop.it
Secure.me has launched a website and a browser plug-in designed to make Facebook users aware of the personal information that gets harvested by third-party applications.

 

Privacy matters!

 

The App Advisor Security Network website has profiles on more than 500,000 third-party Facebook applications that describe the user data they collect, what actions they can take and whether they are considered unsafe. The application profiles also display user ratings.

 

Meanwhile, the App Advisor browser extension, which works with Safari, Firefox and Chrome, gets activated when users visit either application sites or call up an application's page in the Facebook App Center.

 

In those instances, the browser extension displays a pop-up alert that informs users of the reputation level of the application and gives them the option to call up more detailed information.

 

Read more:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9230818/Browser_plug_in_and_website_warn_about_data_harvesting_by_Facebook_apps

 


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App Advisor by secure.me

App Advisor by secure.me | compaTIC | Scoop.it
App Advisor helps safe-guard your personal data by telling you exactly which apps you should be cautious of, before they become a threat to your privacy.

 

Gust MEES: use this free service and find out of your installed Apps are "privacy-friendly" or check new Apps before installing them! Privacy matters!

 

Read more:

http://apps.secure.me/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 15, 2013 9:47 PM

 

Gust MEES: use this free service and find out of your installed Apps are "privacy-friendly" or check new Apps before installing them! Privacy matters!