Don’t Allow Facebook Apps to Get Your Email

Just say no to these prompts. There’s no need a Facebook application has any need to email you directly bypassing the “safe” realm of what Facebook already offers. Applications that need to contact you can already do so via your in box, application counters, and emailing you via Facebook’s email proxy. (A proxy which protects […]

Don’t Trust Facebook’s Photo Privacy At All

You constantly hear about things happening to people because of things on facebook.  Mostly pictures and how certain people who probably shouldn’t be able to see them somehow managed to see them. And it goes sort of like this.  I have a photo album called ‘Pets’ and this album on Facebook.  This album has the […]

All I Need is REST, Vimeo, Flickr, Zend and More

Here’s my skeleton for my magical REST interface. It’s still missing a lot of method calls for Flickr and Vimeo, but the guts are there and the remaining methods will be done in priority when I need them.  Right now it supports automatic caching and logging via simple options. At some point I’ll probably put […]

Facebook’s New Policy: Bad News

A little off topic for me, but it’s newsworthy, and since I make Facebook Apps, this is slightly annoying. Facebook has changed their Terms of Service recently, and it’s causing quite a bit of outrage among users who actually know what’s going on.  There’s a good explaination here of the differences between Facebook and other […]