September 26, 2013

MyPermissions – Review Permissions For Maximum Privacy

MyPermissions is a privacy tool that people can use to review the information they’re sharing with application developers. By monitoring all the applications a user has connected to his or her social networking accounts, MyPermissions is able to protect people from sharing information that they believed to be private.

MyPermissions is a browser add-on, which means you need to sign up and download the app to begin using the service. From there, you can quickly scan your permissions on popular services and networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Dropbox, and Instagram, and manage the apps that you trust with your photos, documents, locations, political affiliations, personal contacts, emails, work histories, and other sensitive information. Remove any apps that you don’t remember signing up for, or any that seem untrustworthy based on the data they’re collecting. You also have the option to start fresh by revoking access to all intrusive apps in just one click.

Going forward, MyPermissions will alert you automatically whenever new apps have accessed your personal data. MyPermissions does not store any of your credentials or passwords on its servers, so you can feel confident about using the tool for privacy protection. Developers have the option to get certified by MyPermissions, which helps increase transparency and builds trust with online users.

Practical Uses:

  • Get a better handle on what information you’re sharing with app developers
  • Find out which apps have access to your personal contact information
  • Keep your family photos private
  • Revoke access to any apps that have been tracking your location

Insider Tips:

  • Users must be signed into a service for MyPermissions to work
  • MyPermissions requires users to enter their email addresses to use the service
  • The Trust Certification program offers a standard set of policies for apps that use personally identifiable information
  • Users can delete their MyPermissions accounts at any time

What we liked:

  • Users can select which services they would like to scan
  • MyPermissions alerts users when new apps have accessed their data
  • The Trust Certification program is free for app developers
  • MyPermissions does not save any personally identifiable information about its users

What we didn’t like:

  • Some people might not feel comfortable sharing their credentials with MyPermissions


  • None

Company Info:

  • Launched: August 2012
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Israel
  • Founded by: Olivier Amar and David Habusha
  • Web site:


  • Free

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