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Don’t Allow Facebook Apps to Get Your Email

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

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 you from the malicious behaviour I’m about to describe…)  There is just absolutely no reason that Mindjolt (no offense guys, you were the first that I saw this using and the rant below is not directed at you) needs to email me anything, ever… (more…)

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