Compliance Management, Privacy

Facebook to let users limit personal info shared with third-party apps


Facebook will now let users limit how much personal information they will share with other websites or apps, when logging in with their Facebook credentials, according to a story from The New York Times.

The move came amid users' growing concerns about what data was shared when they logged into other apps or sites through the social networking service. The Wednesday Times article also revealed that Facebook is considering including a “Log in anonymously” button so that users wouldn't have to reveal their personal information to other services, though Facebook would still be able to gather, track and share app usage information with third parties for advertising purposes.

Facebook recently unveiled Audience Network, a mobile ad network that lets advertisers tap into Facebook's treasure trove of data—gathered by various means—and create targeted ads for apps outside of social media's purview.

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