Friday, October 5, 2012

Facebook applications are not always safe!

Apps Dressing Up as Innocent Fun

Many people mistakenly believe that any application found on Facebook has been vetted by Facebook, and is therefore safe. False.

As this article on Facecrooks points out, anyone can create an app for publication on Facebook. Facebook users are also guilty of clicking through the permission screen, potentially missing key information on how the application's developers plan to access their Facebook information (for those that actually provide such information).

Take the time to read these screens thoroughly before clicking OK. If an app does not provide information about how they will use your information, then don't download; it's just not worth the potential problems, no matter how yummy fun the app sounds.

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