Food for Thought: Data Collection on Facebook Apps

An article in the WSJ yesterday provides a comprehensive look at which Facebook apps mine your data, how they do it, and how the information can be used. It also discusses how people have become habituated to the app warnings, increasing the likelihood that they will allow apps to access their information in the future. The other surprising takeaway from the article is that the stated privacy policy of an app is often violated in practice.

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