Privacy protection firm secure.me is today officially launching App Advisor, a service that aims to protect folks from Facebook apps that harvest personal and/or sensitive user data, …
Christian Sigl, founder of secure.me, argues that we’ve gotten used to connecting apps to our Facebook profiles without thinking twice about the consequences, basically agreeing to whatever pops up.
Through the apps.secure.me website, and a browser extension for Chrome, Safari (link coming soon) and Firefox (for starters), users get an independent, transparent overview of which apps have access to what data, and also generates warnings whenever a new app gets installed (i.e. connected to one’s Facebook profile) either on the Facebook platform or when browsing the Web.
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