Here’s a fun lil’ project to protect your privacy in just a few minutes. Go through Facebook and delete all the apps you’re no longer using. That way they’ll no longer have access your data so they can’t mine it or sell it. Here’s how to do it.
Go directly to the app setting page by going to http://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=applications, or you can click through by going to “Account” in the upper right — Account settings — Midway through the page to the right of “Privacy” hit “manage” — Bottom left under “Applications and Websites” hit “Edit your settings” — Under “Applications you use” hit “Remove unwanted or spammy applications.”
Now here’s all your applications. Hit the x by every application you no longer use. Happy culling!
How many apps did you get rid of? I dumped 40. Post your kill counts in the comments.