5 Design tricks that Facebook use to affect your privacy decisions.
The TechCrunch article clearly shows via screenshots of previous application permissions dialogs and the new ones, how they are eroding your privacy rights, by reducing the visibility of the permissions that Facebook applications request.
Please note, that the latest version of the FB Purity browser extension, has a feature that highlights any important permission requests, such as if the app asks for your email address or the permission to post as you. If those permissions are requested, FB Purity draws a thick red box around the permission request, to draw your attention to it. It also changes the colour of the permissions request text from light grey, to black, to make it stand out more against the background, and make it generally clearer to the user what permissions are being requested.
FB Purity Update available : v7.6.0
FB Purity is web browser extension for Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera, that lets you clean up and customise Facebook, removing the ads and spam, and also improving your privacy.
Changes in this version of FB Purity:
Added remove event links (“x”) on facebook events page, to make it easier to remove events.
Disabled Facebook’s external link interception, which should speed up loading external links, and avoid facebooks stupid blocks, warnings and censorship that they throw up to get in the way of visiting perfectly safe sites.
Added warning on Facebook application pages, when they request to access your email address and permission to post to your stream.
Get the latest version of FB Purity here: http://www.fbpurity.com