Check for unwanted Facebook applications

Check for unwanted Facebook applications
Check for unwanted Facebook applications

Facebook

users, beware of eavesdroppers on your profile. If you were nervous about the recent bug that allowed your friends to drop into chat sessions unannounced or take a peek at your pending friend requests, here's something that will make you even more leery.

The new social feature on the networking website apparently allowed companies to install applications into your profile on the sly, until this week.

How did they do that? According to PCWorld, if you were surfing while logged onto Facebook, applications for the sites you visited were secretly added to your profile. A Facebook spokesman admitted to the magazine that there was a bug, but said that "no information was shared with those applications and the user's list of applications was not shown to anyone but the user. The bug has been fixed."