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Facebook Tweaks Third-Party App Login Requests

Facebook on Thursday rolled out changes to the way third-party apps request permissions from users when connecting to Facebook. Now, the app must request separate permission to “read” and use some of your Facebook information, as well as to “write,” or publish your app activity back to Facebook. Previously, the requests were blanket and not separate. Facebook said that users prefer the additional choice, and opt in to more sharing when given such a choice.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald