Third-party apps on Facebook: privacy and the illusion of control

  title={Third-party apps on Facebook: privacy and the illusion of control},
  author={Na Wang and Heng Xu and Jens Grossklags},
  booktitle={CHIMIT '11},
Little research examines the privacy threats associated with the use of third-party apps on Facebook. To address this gap in the literature, we systematically study third-party apps' current practices for privacy notice and consent by: i) collecting data from the 1800 most popular Facebook apps to record their data collection practices concerning users and their friends, and ii) developing our own Facebook app to conduct a number of tests to identify problems that exist in the current design of… CONTINUE READING
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