Facebook received an important pull of ears because of the enormous lack of privacy that its services suffer: the Cambridge Analytica case was a before and after in the protection of user data. It is not that the company is going to reculate in the collection of the data since thanks to them it lives , but it has put some barrier. Even in applications that are not the social network itself, such as Instagram .
Instagram has also been improving privacy and security , it has even been proposed to prevent harassment or the need for attention continue to proliferate. And the latest news is an important advance in the control of our personal data, an advance that is strange that it was not already present in the app. Because, could you give the name of all the companies to which you provided access to your Instagram account?
Discover all the apps and websites that access your Instagram data and easily revoke the permission
Giving permission for an application or service to access the account is common in Instagram , also in other applications such as Twitter , Facebook or Google , for example. With this we can perform actions on other apps that do not allow the original services; how to create user charts, automatically share Instagram photos in third-party applications or download the states to our phone gallery.
As Instagram has announced , the application will incorporate into the accounts of all users a new security option that enables quick checking of which applications and websites have access to the data of the social photography network . With the entire list of companies available, we will get a glimpse of our risk situation, also the option to eliminate access to those services that we have stopped using or that no longer give us confidence. In addition, Instagram will highlight what profile data each service requests when we try to authorize it with our account. Something similar to what Google does every time we register a new application with the profile.
The new security check is already active for some users, we have checked it in our account. To find out if you have the active option you just have to do the following:
- Open Instagram on your mobile.
- Enter the settings and go to Security.
- Go to Applications and web services.
- Enter Assets: here are all the permissions you gave to third companies to access your data.
- Eliminate all access to apps and websites that no longer interest you, also those that offer privacy concerns .
- Alternatively, you can use the browser by accessing this link from the web .