Techlicious: Find Out Who Can Access Your Social Media Accounts?

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By Alex Porter for Techlicious

One of the concerns (and benefits) of services like Facebook is that they use an API, or application programming interface. Essentially, it lets anybody access chunks of data in order to create apps for the Facebook users. Many of these apps use Facebook’s authorization service, so that instead of, for example, having to register for both Sim Social and Facebook, you just sign in to the latter. But in the process of using these handy, 3rd party apps, we’re also opening the door to our personal information.

A new site, mypermissions.org, is a free service that links directly to the permissions pages of Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Linkedin, Dropbox, Instragram and Flickr, letting you see what apps you’ve given permission to and, in most cases, remove old apps you no longer use with a single click.

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