2One Control to Rule Them All
3Controlling How You Share with Facebook Apps
When Facebook made privacy changes in December 2009, one of the points of contention was that Facebook apps could grab information deemed public. Facebook has now made it easier for users to turn off sharing with Facebook Platform applications as well as control what information applications can access.
4What App Developers Need to Know
Starting June 30, your application will only be able to read the publicly available information of a user’s profile by default. To get access to other parts of the user’s profile, your application must explicitly request all of the data it needs to function. For example, if you want to incorporate a user’s photos into your application, you would request the user_photos extended permission.
5Personal Info on the Menu
Facebook has reduced the amount of information considered public, meaning data about you that is always available for people searching for you. Your name, profile pic, gender and networks are still considered public information. Other information, like your hometown and favorite activities, is not—but it is still visible by default.
6Opting Out of Instant Personalization
7Privacy Center Reloaded
Facebook updated its privacy center to include new information about the changes.