Whenever you open an application on Facebook for the first time it asks for some permissions. These permission may range from accessing your name, basic info, your email address, and the publishing rights. In general all the information should be kept confidential but the publishing rights are crucial and the ones which some apps take benefit of. They post on your behalf without your consent and thus reach more and more people.
An auto published news which is posted daily on the users behalf by the application
Some of these apps post status updates or share links even when you are not using their app or even not using Facebook. Some of them post daily and this would not be annoying for you because you don’t see what you shared in your news feed but your friends see all those updates in their news feeds. So we will explain how to stop the applications which post on your behalf or have access to your confidential data.
An example picture showing what the applications want your permissions for, when you use it for the first time
How to Stop Facebook Apps From Publishing on Your Behalf :
1. Open the Privacy Settings page.
2. If you are logged into Facebook then move to step 3, else login to your Facebook account.
3. Now just scroll down and click on “Edit Settings” under the “Ads, Apps and Websites” section.
4. Now here you can do two things. Either block all the apps and all the ability to use Facebook apps and all the plugins on Facebook.com and even on other sites. You can do this by clicking on “Turn off” or you can click on “Edit Settings” and select and remove the apps one by one.
P.S. Most of the apps on Facebook requires the access to your personal information and the publishing rights. Personal information can range from Name, Email, basic Info and even access to your news feeds. This is something that can be permitted. But the publishing rights can be misused, the author of the app can post anything on your behalf, so you need to be sure of the author and the corporation, the application is a part of. They should be well-known, legitimate and trustworthy.ALSO SEE : How to know who unfriended you on Facebook