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Is it a legit Facebook app?

Hi folks, just a small story with four screenshots...

If you use Facebook, you might have got game/application requests from  your 'friends'. But, did you know that some of those requests are actually not made by your friend? He/she might even doesn't know. They just add the application, and then the application automatically sends requests to each friend. And you think that they might get upset, and Allow the app.

In some cases, the application can even steal our privacy. So who do we get aware? Just go through the following screenshots:
(please click on each screenshot if you can't read them properly)


Note the fake application icon, and five-star rating.
Click on the application's name (that I've highlighted) to learn more about the application...

Look carefully, the app holds the Facebook logo as it's logo, but, this is NOT developed by Facebook! (see the left side pane)

Go to the Reviews tab and see the comments from the community. The TRUTH!!!

And finally, you might want to Block the application, so you won't get requests anymore... :-)




After Facebook has introduced their new privacy model, things have become ever worst. They have made some limits on capability of blocking stuff, and eventually we get addicted. Facebook is marketing our privacy. All they want us to spend more on Facebook. We fools trap in their strategies - they make profit - and we make loss to our boss.


So think wisely. USE FACEBOOK, BUT DON'T LET FACEBOOK TO USE YOU!

And finally I must say,.... I willingly misspell Facebook founder's name,... SUCKERberg!!! :-)

Comments (4)

වැප්

April 14, 2010 at 3:59 PM

well said !

Actual I do not allow or accept any "application requests " up to now. And also Not spent much time for FB. Just accept friend req and rep message.

CD Athuraliya

April 14, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Lately Facebook has started showing more and more characteristics of a typical American product. So we have to be aware of them. This post has emphasized the importance of that awareness. Good post Shakunthala aiya!

Sanj

April 18, 2010 at 9:32 AM

At first sight see the name of the app.
"Offen" .. Normally a well prepared app rarely gets spelling mistakes.
During the last period many FB users had bad experiences due to the carelessness of their own. For example around 2nd March this year we had an experience on getting ourselves tagged in photos automatically. Specially for girls this was very bad coz it automatically commented saying "I love you" and so on :)
As I see it's not much difficult to get rid of these "FAKE" apps if we are careful of what we do. Good post aiya..

ශාකුන්තල

April 23, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Thanks for your comments palz...
Even I'm having a huge blocklist... :P

@Sanj,
Spelling mistakes...! That's another point that I've missed to mention. Thanks!

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