My friends in LA want me to vote for them in hopes they will win a Trip to Argentina which is their home country as part of a Valentines Day Promotion. Sounds romantic right? It sure is. But should I allow this App to run so that I can vote for my friends? Absolutely not! My profile is on complete privacy. But let’s run through what LAN Airlines wants so that I can vote for my friends:
1] Access to my basic information – Why do they need this? I just want to vote for my friends!
2] Post to my wall – by allowing access I am agreeing to allow this Airline unlimited access to posting to my Facebook wall and thus contacting any of my connections. Why do they need this? I just want to vote!
3] Access to my data at anytime – even when logged out. Why? To sell it to others? What do they need my data for? All I want to do is vote!
4] Access to my profile information – all the stuff I keep private from the world they want access too! Why? I JUST WANT TO VOTE!!
This is horrible stuff people get snowed all the time from Facebook. And if you are given such a screen you are crazy to accept. Imagine you have a 13 year old kid or niece as part of your network. By clicking accept you are allowing this company to reach them at will. Are you crazy?!
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