MyPermissions is a privacy tool that people can use to review the information they’re sharing with application developers. By monitoring all the applications a user has connected to his or her social networking accounts, MyPermissions is able to protect people from sharing information that they believed to be private.
MyPermissions is a browser add-on, which means you need to sign up and download the app to begin using the service. From there, you can quickly scan your permissions on popular services and networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Dropbox, and Instagram, and manage the apps that you trust with your photos, documents, locations, political affiliations, personal contacts, emails, work histories, and other sensitive information. Remove any apps that you don’t remember signing up for, or any that seem untrustworthy based on the data they’re collecting. You also have the option to start fresh by revoking access to all intrusive apps in just one click.
Going forward, MyPermissions will alert you automatically whenever new apps have accessed your personal data. MyPermissions does not store any of your credentials or passwords on its servers, so you can feel confident about using the tool for privacy protection. Developers have the option to get certified by MyPermissions, which helps increase transparency and builds trust with online users.
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