Facebook’s outside apps to tell users which info will be tapped
Facebook Inc. is rolling out a new feature that requires outside applications and websites to tell users exactly what parts of their profiles have to be shared for the apps to work.
Applications already had to ask users for permission to access anything in their profiles that wasn’t public but didn’t have to specify what information would be used. Under the new policy, the services will say which aspects of a profile will be mined, but the user still won’t be able to select which pieces they want to grant access to. They have to either grant permission or disallow the app entirely.