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MyPermissions Cleaner for Firefox 0.3.7

Review, edit and revoke permissions for social networking apps
 

by Nick Peers

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 01 July 2013
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Downloads To Date: 505
Developer: Online Permissions Technologies Ltd
RSS News Feed: http://blog.mypermissions.com/feed/
Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/mypermissions
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MyPermissions
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MyPermissions on Firefox
You can review your Facebook permissions from within the MyPermissions add-in itself.

Privacy and social networking have never been a hotter topic, and discovering just how many apps have access to your various social networks can be a sobering thought, particularly as you’ll probably not remember half of them even exist, never mind that you signed up for them.

MyPermissions is a free browser add-in for Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari that allows you to review – and crucially edit – permissions for all the apps and services linked to a wide range of online accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo!, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Instagram, FourSquare, Windows Live, AOL and Flickr. More will no doubt follow in due course.

For now, the add-in automatically scans your Facebook apps and lists them along with their permissions, making it easy for you to edit individual permissions or remove unwanted apps with a single click (simply untick those apps you wish to keep before clicking the Remove button). Other buttons merely provide a link to the service’s own apps page where you can revoke access manually – you’ll either go directly to the page or be asked to log in first.

Better still, the add-in will also alert you via its status bar icon whenever an app from a supported service (Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, Yahoo! or Dropbox) accesses your personal information, you know what’s going on and when.

Does it work? Yes it does, and by visiting the service’s FAQ page you can be reassured that you’re not trading one form of privacy compromise for another.

Note that this is the version for Mozilla Firefox.

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If you’re worried about privacy and security, MyPermissions provides a convenient central location for keeping on top of who’s got what access to your personal information.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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