How to Clean Up the List of Apps that Have Access to Your Accounts

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Facebook, Twitter, Google, Dropbox, and all the other web services out there can be accessed by various applications and other services. Here’s a couple of links that you can use to quickly remove anything that has access.

Your Google Account

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Perhaps the most important of your accounts is your Gmail or Google account. You can use the following link to see every app and service that has access to your account. Once there, you’ll see a list like the picture above, which you can quickly clean up if you so choose.

https://www.google.com/accounts/IssuedAuthSubTokens

Your Facebook Account

Visit this link to access your Facebook settings page, where you’ll see a list of everything that can access your account. Click the X next to any app or site to delete it.

http://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=applications

Windows Live (Hotmail, Messenger, etc)

This link does the same as the rest, just for Windows Live.

https://profile.live.com/Services/?view=manage

Dropbox

There’s a lot of apps that can use the Dropbox API, and you should clean up this list.

https://www.dropbox.com/account#applications

Twitter

You’ll be surprised how many apps have access to your Twitter account. Time to prune that list.

http://twitter.com/settings/connections

Yahoo, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram, Foursquare, and Flickr

For all the rest, you can go to MyPermissions.org and click the icon directly from their page to get to the settings page for that app.

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