Quickly clean up app permissions

Start 2012 by taking a couple of minutes to clean your “app” permissions. But, first, have a guess as to how many apps have permissions to access your private information…now click the icons and get ready for a shock.

The site is basically a group of icons that link straight to the permissions page for each application, so you can just set them as bookmarks yourself, to be honest. They have created an ifttt script to email you a reminder to check back each week, but again, that’s something you can setup yourself. Nevertheless, although it wasn’t a shock to see what I’d given permission to, it did highlight at least one app that is now defunct (SecondBrain) and a couple of others I no longer use, so I removed permissions for all those.

Applications Privacy HT to gHacks

Author: David Bradley

Freelance science journalist, author of Deceived Wisdom. Photographer and musician.