How to Spy on Facebook

How to stop spying on Facebook

Arne Arnold

Apps from Facebook friends are often more curious than you might think and spy on data even without your permission. With this step you avoid that.

EnlargeIn the settings of your Facebook account, you can specify what the Facebook apps your
Friends can read everything from your profile.
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Facebook apps are sometimes very curious. This of course applies to the apps that you use yourself. But that's even more true of your friends' apps. While with your own apps you can already control during the installation what the tools get to see from you, you only have an indirect influence on the app rights of your friends.

To control your own apps: Log into Facebook and then click on the gear icon in the upper right corner and then on "Account Settings> Apps". Here you can see all apps that you yourself have granted access to your Facebook account and thus to your data. You can delete an app completely using the “X” at the end of each line, and using “Edit” you can view and restrict the rights of the app.

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How to control your friends' app rights: At the end of the list with your own apps (see above) follows the section “Applications used by other users”. If you want to be as restrictive as possible, remove all ticks and click on "Save changes".

If you use Facebook primarily on your smartphone or tablet, you can find the settings by tapping the menu icon in the top left (three horizontal lines) and then "Applications".