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  •  And how convenient (1+ / 0-)
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    splashy

    that linking your account means you involuntarily share all of your facebook information, as well as much of that of your friends, with AOL Media! Thank God the venerable site doesn't have a profit motive because one could totally sell that!

    The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.

    by Tony Stark on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 11:18:44 AM PST

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    •  Actually, no. (1+ / 0-)
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      HairyTrueMan

      You can see which connected sites have which permissions at https://www.facebook.com/.... Huffington Post can access your basic information (name, gender, profile picture, user ID, list of friends, and any information you've marked as Public), your birthday, and your current city. That's actually a pretty small ask. Information it doesn't have access to includes education history, hometown, likes, relationship status, religious views, political views, checkins, photos, status updates, videos, and friends' profile information.

      If you've connected Facebook to CNN, on the other hand, then Time Warner does have access to most of those things; CNN requires a ton of permissions for some reason. But HuffPo doesn't.

      •  You say no, but then confirm what I said. (2+ / 0-)
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        HairyTrueMan, splashy

        I've connected my facebook to nothing and shut off all apps. What HP doing is a big ask and a dishonest one. I deleted my HP account. Ask denied. Oh well. Plenty of fish in the sea.

        The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.

        by Tony Stark on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 11:52:19 AM PST

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        •  Um, no. (0+ / 0-)

          You're going to have to explain to me how

          Information it doesn't have access to includes education history, hometown, likes, relationship status, religious views, political views, checkins, photos, status updates, videos, and friends' profile information.
          is a confirmation of
          you involuntarily share all of your facebook information, as well as much of that of your friends, with AOL Media!
      •  Oh, Puh-leeze (3+ / 0-)

        Facebook is notorious for changing your permissions without notice or consent.

        On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

        by stevemb on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 12:35:17 PM PST

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        •  Are you saying that you have evidence (0+ / 0-)

          that Facebook applications are (or have been) able to increase the information they can access from a user's account without first asking the user for elevated permissions?

          If so, I would genuinely like to know more about that.

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