TinFoil for Facebook
Did you know that your official Facebook app possesses many controls over your device, so that your online activities could be monitored by someone? If you didn’t know that, then you need to wake up!
As common users, we never tend to take a closer look at the permissions that our apps request our device. These are concealed in a more generic manner now, so you do not get a clear picture about the permissions you are handing over to that app. The official Facebook app is no exception.
Monitoring your device is the easiest way to keep tabs on you. And most of us use Facebook extensively in our day-today lives, sharing information about our private lives. So you must realise that your privacy could be easily compromised.
TinFoil for Facebook uses a wrapper around the mobile site of Facebook, and thereby provides a sandbox for the Facebook cookies, which are separated from the normal browsing cookies. This ensures that your browsing information will be safely kept inside, instead of being leaked via other means.
TinFoil for Facebook also provides more privacy by ensuring that all other links you visit inside Facebook are opened within the app instead of being opened in an external browser.
This app can track your location by enabling the ‘Allow Check-ins’ under ‘Preferences’. But you can disable this feature anytime you want. Also, you can kill this app once you’re done browsing, so that you don’t have to worry whether it is running in the background or syncing your data without your knowledge.