To paraphrase an old public service announcement (It’s 10 P.M. – Do you know where your kids are?), you grant way too many online permissions and likely do not keep track of them and revoke them.
To use today’s answer – We have an app for that. Seriously.
MyPermissions.org is a combination of a web site and a couple of apps that allow you to lasso in those permissions.
With the web site, it guides you to the permissions pages of all of the common apps – facebook, twitter, google, yahoo, linkedin, etc. It does not collect all your passwords – you have to log in yourself – but you can then quickly see what permissions you have given to whom – maybe years ago – and revoke them if you choose.
The app generates alerts when an app accesses your data in real time and allows you to execute that app – virtually – so it cannot do that any more. It also generates reminders for you to clean up your permissions mess.
The app runs on Android and iOS; the web site runs, of course, in any browser.
Note – I don’t have any relationship with these guys and I am not vouching for them, but they seem to have gotten a lot of press coverage – from Wired to Mashable – all linked to on their home page.
No rocket science here, but making life easier is not a bad thing. Visit http://www.mypermissions.org to check it out.