Facebook launches bulk app removal tool to clean up your privacy settings

How Complete Beginners are using an ‘Untapped’ Google Network to create Passive Income ON DEMAND

Facebook now lets you bulk remove third-party apps, and any and all posts those apps may have published on your behalf, a welcome privacy change that should make it easier to strip access to your profile from services you no longer use. The change, precipitated by the ongoing Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, is part of a series of sudden changes Facebook is making to mitigate fallout from the revelation that third-party developers have had generous access to users’ data and could use it in ways Facebook had little to no control over. Facebook confirmed the bulk removal option to TechCrunch today, after The Next Web’s Matt Navarra publicly commented on the policy change on Twitter.

Now, when you go to the Apps portion of your…

Continue reading…

The Verge – All Posts

Cash For Apps: Make money with android app

Facebook launches bulk app removal tool amidst privacy scandal

How Complete Beginners are using an ‘Untapped’ Google Network to create Passive Income ON DEMAND

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, users have flocked to their Facebook privacy settings to sever their connection to third-party apps that they no longer wanted to have access to their data. But deleting them all took forever because you had to remove them one by one. Now Facebook has released a new way to select as many apps as you want, then remove them in bulk. The feature has rolled out on mobile and desktop, and Facebook also offers the option to delete any posts those apps have made to your profile.

Facebook confirmed the launch to TechCrunch, pointing to its Newsroom and Developer News blog posts from the last few weeks that explained that “We already show people what apps their accounts are connected to and control what data they’ve permitted those apps to use. In the coming month, we’re going to make these choices more prominent and easier to manage.” Now we know what “easier” looks like. A Facebook spokesperson told us “we have more to do and will be sharing more when we can.” The updated interface was first spotted by Matt Navarra, who had previously called on Facebook to build a bulk removal option.

Facebook stopped short of offering a “select all” button so you have to tap each individually. That could prevent more innocent, respectful developers from getting caught up in the dragnet as users panic to prune their app connections. One developer told me they’d been inundated with requests from users to delete their data acquired through Facebook and add other login options, saying that the Cambridge Analytica scandal “really hurt consumer trust for all apps…even the good guys.” The developer chose to change its Terms of Service to make users more comfortable.

The bulk removal tool could make it much easier for users to take control of their data and protect their identity, though the damage to Facebook’s reputation is largely done. It’s staggering how many apps piggyback off of Facebook, and that we gave our data without much thought. But at least now it won’t take an hour to remove them all.

 

Mobile – TechCrunch

Cash For Apps: Make money with android app

Microsoft Offers New Tool to Grow Linux in Windows

How Complete Beginners are using an ‘Untapped’ Google Network to create Passive Income ON DEMAND

Microsoft has released an open source tool that makes it easier for programmers and developers to run Linux on Windows 10. The new tool also helps Linux distribution maintainers bring their distros to the Windows Store to run on Windows 10’s WSL. Microsoft developed the project for distribution maintainers and for developers who want to create custom Linux distributions to run on WSL. The development team hopes open-sourcing this project will help increase community engagement through bringing more distros to the Microsoft Store.
TechNewsWorld
Cash For Apps: Make money with android app

Every blockchain needs a tool for auditing its smart contracts

How Complete Beginners are using an ‘Untapped’ Google Network to create Passive Income ON DEMAND


At the 3rd Global Blockchain Summit held in Shanghai hosted by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs, Gnosis co-founder and CTO Stefan George, Huawei executive Huang Lian Jin, Factom founder and chief architect Paul Snow, and Stellar co-founder Jed McCaleb discussed the security issues of emerging blockchain projects. In particular, they emphasized the importance of conducting audits with a large community of developers to prevent potential technical problems. The security, privacy, and scalability issues faced by blockchain are unprecedented because decentralized applications and protocols have never been tested before. As blockchain projects such as Gnosis, Factom, and Stellar, along with technology conglomerates and financial institutions,…

This story continues at The Next Web
The Next Web

Cash For Apps: Make money with android app

Apple outs iOS 11.3 with Battery Health tool, watchOS 4.3, tvOS 11.3

How Complete Beginners are using an ‘Untapped’ Google Network to create Passive Income ON DEMAND

Today Apple is releasing iOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3, and tvOS 11.3 to everyone with a compatible device. iOS 11.3 iOS has gone through a few beta builds recently, and now version 11.3 is finally ready for primetime. It includes the self-explanatory Battery Health tool that the company promised following the iPhone throttling scandal. This tells you whether your device has experienced an unexpected shutdown because the battery was unable to deliver the necessary peak power. When that happens it will apply “performance management” (don’t call it throttling) to prevent such things…

GSMArena.com – Latest articles

Cash For Apps: Make money with android app

Trustlook Says App Auditing Tool Can Help Protect Facebook Users

How Complete Beginners are using an ‘Untapped’ Google Network to create Passive Income ON DEMAND

The Cambridge Analytica data-harvesting scandal has forced Facebook to take significant steps to protect its users’ privacy. App developers are no longer permitted to access as much data about Facebook users as they once could. In addition, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company will “audit” thousands of apps and “investigate all apps that had access to large amounts” of data in the past.

What that means exactly is unclear, asserts the team at Trustlook in their media release this week.

Does Facebook have the expertise to review the thousands of apps out there operating under the “old rules,” siphoning user’s (and their friends’) data surreptitiously? Can it do it at scale? That remains to be seen, but it’s clear the company needs better visibility into how user information is being handled by third-party apps.

Trustlook, a cybersecurity company based in San Jose, has a product called SECUREai App Insights that can already do what Facebook is promising to do, a provided statement reads. In fact, the product is currently securing three of the top five app stores in the world.

So how does it work?

SECUREai App Insights provides detailed information about mobile applications. It offers more than 80 pieces of information for each app, including permissions, libraries, risky API calls, network activity, and a risk score. All the information is presented in an easy-to-use, actionable format so that app store owners, app developers, researchers, and companies such as Facebook can make informed decisions.

Most importantly for Facebook, Trustlook’s technology can determine if apps that are using Facebook Login, the feature which is the main avenue through which app developers collect data, are doing so properly, or if they are abusing permissions or mishandling user data in any way.

When people use Facebook Login, they grant the app’s developer a range of information from their Facebook profile—things such as their name, location, email or friends list. Back in 2015, Facebook also allowed developers to collect some information from the friend networks of people who used Facebook Login. That means that while a single user may have agreed to hand over their data, developers could also access some data about their friends. Needless to say, this realization among Facebook users has caused a huge backlash.

“Our technology can make the Facebook ecosystem much safer,” said Allan Zhang, co-founder and CEO of Trustlook. “Facebook’s growth has made them a target for malicious developers, so this extra security layer is critical for them and would be a great benefit to their users.”

Facebook is not the only company offering a sign in feature. Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and Yahoo have similar features. All of these companies need to remain diligent about what user information is being granted to apps, Zhang said.

For more information on Trustlook and SECUREai App Insights, click here.

The post Trustlook Says App Auditing Tool Can Help Protect Facebook Users appeared first on Mobile Marketing Watch.


Mobile Marketing Watch

Cash For Apps: Make money with android app

Apple releases iOS 11.3 with Battery Health Tool, ARKit 1.5, Business Chat, New Animoji and more

How Complete Beginners are using an ‘Untapped’ Google Network to create Passive Income ON DEMAND

Apple just released iOS 11.3, a major update for iPhone and iPad, about three months after the release of iOS 11.2.  The update brings ARKit 1.5 to offer even more immersive AR experiences to recognize and place virtual objects on vertical surfaces like walls and doors, and more accurately map irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables for next-generation AR apps,  iPhone Battery Health (Beta) to show battery health and recommend if a battery needs to be serviced. This feature is available in Settings -> Battery for iPhone 6 and later.  As promised, it is now possible to disable Apple’s power management feature. It also brings new Animoji lion, bear, dragon and skull for the iPhone X users, also brings Business Chat for users to communicate directly with businesses right within Messages, which is launching today in Beta in the US and Canada. It also includes stability improvements and bug fixes. Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2 that appeared in Beta were removed. The iOS 11.3 update is about 700MB in size that varies depending on the device and is already available over-the-air (OTA). It is compatible with iPhone 5s and later, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 2 and later and iPod touch 6th …
Fone Arena
Cash For Apps: Make money with android app

Tip: Keep your Mac data secure from guest users with this macOS tool

How Complete Beginners are using an ‘Untapped’ Google Network to create Passive Income ON DEMAND

Article Image

In situations where a visitor wants to use your Mac for a task, providing them access via your personal account may be an unwise move, especially if it isn’t someone you completely trust. AppleInsider explains how to set up a guest account in macOS that provides access without endangering your personal data.
AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Cash For Apps: Make money with android app

Apple’s Digital Books tool for iPad transforms written reports with rich photos, illustrations

How Complete Beginners are using an ‘Untapped’ Google Network to create Passive Income ON DEMAND

Article Image

Along with the introduction of a new iPad, Apple announced that users will no longer need a Mac to create educational materials, and will be able to create books directly on an iPad using Pages and the new Digital Books.
AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Cash For Apps: Make money with android app