Whenever you add the latest app on Facebook, do you ever consider what you’re allowing them access to? How valuable are your email and phone number?
In an article posted on Mashable.com, @SarahFKessler looked at Facebook’s decision to allow third-party apps to access individual user’s information.
Since I’ve started using Facebook, there have always been tons of apps that seem essential to my interaction on the site. From Farmville to AOL, I love the idea of connecting all my sites with a single login. I have fewer passwords to keep track of this way!
However, consumers of Facebook have long faced the paradox of privacy and connecting. We inherently can’t connect with people unless we share something with them.
I don’t think most people will bother looking at it. After all, nobody reads EULA’s anymore either (if they ever read them…) Do you think Facebook and lawmakers should protect us from own ignorance about privacy?