I read an article by Nick Bilton of the New York Times recently about Apps, which have access to your social accounts.
Here are some of the main points of his article.
- Many Apps have access to your social accounts – Twitter, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and most likely you have given them permission to see everything you’re doing online.
- You probably have Apps that you have not used in six months (or more). Those Apps should have their access revoked to your Tweets, Likes, and your location.
- Check out the Twitter’s Applications page to see what Apps and services have access to your Twitter profile. Here’s the link for Twitter’s guidelines:
Below are some screenshots of what that looks like:
1) After signing into your account look for the Settings Icon and click it:
2) After you click the settings link you will be directed to a list which has various options: Account, Security and privacy, Password etc.
Look for the Apps link and click it.
There you will have a list of apps listing which rights they have to your information. Click the Revoke Access buttons to remove the apps rights.
When is the last time you looked at what Apps have access to your social accounts?
Use this link to read Nick Bilton’s article: Spring Cleaning Who Has Access to Your Data – NYTimes.com.
I hope this is helpful 🙂