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My Permissions Lets You Clean App Permissions

With the popularity of a service and an api come third party services that either use the service's authorization system or add functionality to the service. A prime example is Facebook. Sites on the Internet may allow you to log in to the service with your Facebook credentials. This is useful as users do not have to register yet another account before they can use the service. It does however mean that users need to authorize those apps to use that data.

And with multiple popular services doing this, it may quickly become a control issue. It is not that sites like Facebook or Twitter are hiding the pages where apps that have been authorized in the past are listed, but it still requires the user to know that a page for managing app permission exists.

My Permissions is a free web service that offers two core features. It first links directly to the app permission management pages on eight social networking sites. Included by the service are Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Linkedin, Dropbox, Instragram and Flickr.

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A click on a button opens the app settings control panel of the selected service in a new tab. You may be asked to log in first before you can manage app permissions. If you are already signed in, you can edit or remove app permissions right away. It usually takes a single click to remove an application from the list of connected apps.

You can naturally bookmark the links right away to open the app permission pages right away without having to visit the My Permissions page first.

The developers have created an ifttt recipe that reminds users once per month to check app permissions on social networking sites that they use.

If you are a heavy app and social networking user you may appreciate the service. Everyone else can still use it to check which apps have been authorized currently. (via Caschy)





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    Comments

    1. Dean said on January 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm
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      Is it just me missing the link to the site in the article?

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on January 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm
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    2. Dean said on January 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm
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      Cheers – not being lazy btw (Did google it), just a little confusing when you link to the ifttt but not the actual site.

    3. cymraussie said on January 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm
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      Google Chrome can not find the site. Has it gone down?

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on January 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm
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        It is still there in Firefox.

        1. cymraussie said on January 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm
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          Thanks Martin, No luck with IE either!

        2. Martin Brinkmann said on January 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm
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          This feels really strange, try the direct link again http://mypermissions.org/

    4. de Nicola said on March 8, 2013 at 5:24 am
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      I’ve installed My Permissions program but find no user interface and no help file. At the site all you can do is download My Permissions but there is no other links for help of instructions.

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