Last updated: July 3, 2022
Do you know how many applications are currently accessing your personal data?
Here is a question that crossed my mind this morning. I activated my radar and started to search the net. And guess what? I came across an online application that just answered my question. It is called MyPermissions.
After doing a scan with the MyPermissions tool, I was really surprised by the number of applications that I allowed to spy on my profiles on social networks and especially Facebook and Instagram.
MyPermissions allows you to quickly and easily manage all permissions granted to social media apps. It is responsible for scanning the applications in order to check which ones have access to your personal data.
The supported accounts are plentiful: these are Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Swarm, Instagram and Dropbox.
Know who has access to your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles
First, go to the official MyPermissions website. Depending on the browser you are using, you will then be offered the extension that is fine as soon as you click on the scan button. The installation of the extension will be done more or less directly.
Once you've installed the extension, you'll see a green icon in the row of apps at the top of the webpage. Click on this icon and the scan will start.
After a few seconds, you will see a dashboard with all the applications that can more or less access your data.
In my case, almost 54 applications and services have access to my personal data. Some may even post in my name, 44 know my location, 54 have access to my inbox, and 38 have access to my photos and videos!
You have the choice between removing access to all applications at once and removing only a certain type of applications (those that can know your location, for example).
It's time for you to clean up and secure your social accounts! It's your turn ! 😀