After using Facebook for a few years, it is pretty tough to keep track of all the web services that use your Facebook details. MyPermissions is a great way to quickly see which apps have access to your Facebook profile – and for most users, the list is pretty scary. Remember that odd app within Facebook you used a few years ago? Remember all the sites for which you have used your Facebook login details instead of manually registering? Yes, they still have your details.
So how do you see what has access to your details? MyPermission has two options – you can scan your apps using an iPhone app, or through the web browser extension. Simply head over to MyPermissions.com, and choose your poison. After running this, I found a list of more than 50 Facebook apps which have access to my details, and more than 20 that can access my Twitter profile. There are plenty more social networks that it can scan for. Even if you think you are pretty stingy in doling out your social network details, you might be surprised at the results:
Sure, you can see which apps are used right in Facebook, but quickly seeing what they can access, and quickly removing them is very frustrating indeed. It is as if Facebook is trying to make it as difficult for as possible for you to control your privacy levels.
Go download MyPermissions here, or just find it inside the Apple App Store.