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Facebook Lets Users Limit Data Shared with Apps

Facebook Lets Users Limit Data Shared with Apps

This week Facebook introduced a new app that allows users to limit how much personal information they share with third party mobile apps.

The move is said to quell privacy concerns, as the social network seeks to become top entry port to the internet.

Recently, Facebook have been trying to encourage third party app makers to allow users to log in using their identity rather than entering an email address or creating a dedicated account.

Concerns have mounted, however, about third party developers gaining access to private information.

At a conference in San Francisco this week, a new version of Facebook's log-in tool called 'log-in anonymously' was announced.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive said: "By giving people more power and control, they're going to trust all the apps that we build more, and over time use them more. And that's positive for everyone."


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