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Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Guides / Tips, Social Networks |

How to limit access to the applications of our friends to our profile on Facebook

How to limit access to the applications of our friends to our profile on Facebook

We have spoken on previous occasions about privacy on Facebook . The biggest social network in the world has a lot of popularity but also many issues that have made countless times that users complain to fair grounds. One of the main issues of concern is the access that third-party applications to our account. Not just talking about applications that we install, but also those of our friends.

According to the configuration we have in our account, we may give permission to an application that is not even installed on our profile to access our data. As we know, nowadays people data is an economic good, which itself moves across the microeconomics of Facebook, so we have to be very careful. Fortunately, thanks to user complaints stop this is something that will not bring us too many problems.

The first thing we have to do is select our privacy settings in your user profile. We have three privacy settings: the first is the public, where everything we do can be seen by anyone else, more or less like having a Twitter account. Then we have the configuration of Friends, where only your contacts can see our updates. Finally, the most recommended, custom settings, where you can choose who sees and who does not see our data and updates. Within these two configurations we can move to limit access to Android.

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To edit the application access to our profile, we have to select the “Announcements, Applications and websites”, pressing “Edit Settings”. Here you can edit the permissions of applications you have installed, something that we have spoken on other occasions, but more important is being able to edit the configuration of the things I can see other applications. The option name is quite long: “How people use your information in the applications they use.” This means that our contacts can get some information from us and applications that are installed, too.

When we click on “Edit Settings” of this particular option, we will have a list of checkboxes with the main options to block applications. For example, here we have a fairly permissive option:

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Once in this screen, we can limit everything, leaving nothing more to see the activity that we perform in a given application. We can not stop to see at least something, completely disable the use of applications on our profile.

The use of these applications is not surprising, everyone should have an impressive amount of installed applications. The problem comes when those applications do what they want with our information. Although it seems that we have a chance to control it. I wish it were better promoted by Facebook, but as we can see it is quite easy to get rid of these permits that we almost inadvertently.

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