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Twitter Gives Users More Control Over Third Party Apps

Published by pratyushkp on May 19th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Twitter has updated its permissions process in an effort to provide users with more transparency and control over what information can be accessed by third-party applications.

When a user first connects an app to her Twitter account, she will now be shown a permissions screen that details what information the app will be able to access, as well as what “activities” they can perform with her account, such as posting tweets, reading tweets, and viewing the accounts she follows. Twitter will also be limiting the access that third party apps have to direct messages.

“Apps that you use to access your direct messages will ask for your permission again. By the end of the month, applications that do not need access to your direct messages will no longer have it, and you can continue to use these apps as usual,” Twitter wrote in a blog post.

Take a look at the apps that you’ve approved to access your account by visiting the Applications page, what apps you’ve approved by visiting the “Applications” page under “Settings.”

Here’s what Twitter’s new permissions screen will look like:

  • Like Facebook, Twitter announces more detailed permissions for third party apps (
  • Twitter Offers Better Transparency About What Third-Party Apps Can Do With Your Account (
  • Twitter introduces new restrictions for third-party apps (
  • Mission: Permission (
  • Can Twitter Apps Access Your DMs? New Permissions Screen Sheds Light (
  • Twitter Launches New Permissions Screen, Vows to Keep Your Direct Messages Safe (
  • Twitter Revokes Automatic 3rd Party DM Access, Gives Users More Details On App Permissions (
  • Twitter announces permissions change, frustrates app developers (
  • Twitter expands security controls for third-party apps (
  • ? Twitter’s Shit Sandwich (
  • Twitter Extends New OAuth Deadline For Apps Accessing Direct Messages (

Facebook Gets Breakup Notifier App

Published by pratyushkp on February 24th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

An app that’ll make Barney Stintson proud

The dating game is cruel, and hot guys and girls don’t stay single for long. It’s a jungle out there and you have to act fast, before someone makes a move. So with a burgeoning friend list populated with hundreds of eligible mates, how do you keep track of potential marks? Developer Dan Loewenherz has found a way to make your life better with the Breakup Notifier App for Facebook.

This nifty little application lets you create a watch list of sorts containing all those who you covet, but aren’t available at the moment. It’s simple how it works; after populating the apps with the objects of your unrequited affection, it monitors their relationship status. As soon as the status changes to single, an alarm goes off in your stalker cave. Well, not exactly, but the app notifies you that your potential mate has just broken up and therefore a great opportunity for you to play the rebound (wo)man.

The good book may tell you not to covet your neighbor’s wife, but the Breakup Notifier app is just the workaround for that rule. So what are you waiting for? Click here to get the app.

  • Facebook Breakup Notifier App — Cool or Creepy? (
  • Facebook Breakup Notifier Tells You When People Breakup or Are Single Again (
  • Get Facebook Breakup Notifier: Find When Your Crush is Available (
  • Singles Status-Stalking Apps – The Breakup Notifier Takes Facebook Creeping to a Whole New Level (
  • Crush-Stalking App Breakup Notifier Amasses Over 3.6M Users, Is Shut Down By Facebook (
  • Breakup Notifier App Tells You When Your Facebook Crush is Single (
  • Facebook Breakup Notifier Doesn’t Do Much Stalking (
  • Breakup Notifier: find out when Facebook friends are single again (
  • Facebook: Breakup Notifier app Goes Live (
  • Facebook Breakup Notifier Tells You When Your Crush Is Single (
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