Block that App

The Goodwoman of the House just posted this on her Facebook page:

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If only it were just Candy Crush Saga. I think the mad rush for these online stupidities started around the time that Farmville became popular. Every time someone posted “A poor little lamb just wandered onto your farm,” I’d reply with something about dragging out the mint sauce. Old_Wolf_EvilGrin

I immediately block any request for an app or game so that I never see them again; just hover your mouse over a request in your notifications, and you’ll see a “turn off” option:

TurnOff

 

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Facebook gives you the option to see which apps you’ve blocked, and this made me curious. You can see your own as well. Below, my blacklist, sorted alphabetically:

★ Your Daily Photo
❤ SpeedDate App
21 questions
411.ca
Angry Birds
Anniversaires
Answers™ About Me
Are you my best friend ???
Atlantis Fantasy
Backgammon Live
Backyard Monsters
Badges
Badoo
Battle Pirates
Best Friends Forever
Bingo Bash
BINGO Blitz
Birthday Calendar by Davia
Birthdays
BranchOut
Bubble Island
Bumper Sticker (New)
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Caesars Casino
Café World
Calendarul Meu
Candy Crush Saga
Castle Age
CastleVille
Causes
Causes
ChefVille
Chirpme
City of Wonder
CityVille
CoasterVille
Compleanni
Crossword Buddies
Cumpleaños
Date New People
Empires & Allies
Family Farm
Family Tree
FARKLE
FarmVille
FBCredits Giveaway
Flixster
Födelsedagar
Food Fling!
Free Gifts
Friend Hug
Friends Albums
Friends Forever – You and Me
FrontierVille
fTalk
Fun Cards – New Year & More!
Gardens of Time
Get Revealed
Goodreads
Halloween Treats Old
Hidden Chronicles
Hidden Haunts
Hollywood Spins
Holy Town
Hotel City
Hugged
Il Mio Calendario
Indiana Jones Adventure World
Invite Your Friends Button
Jackpot Bingo
Klout
Knighted
Knighthood
Legends: Rise of a Hero
Likeness
Listia
Lost Bubble
LoVe to YoU ❤~
Lucky Slots
Mafia Wars
Mahjong Trails
Maine Stuff!!
Marvel: Avengers Alliance
Mastering the Joy of Chocolate
Middle Kingdom
Movie Blitz
My Calendar
My Calendar
My Friend Secrets
My Holiday Cards ★
My Tetris Friends
MyFamily
Ninja Saga
Organizing for Action
Pengle
PetVille
Photo Contest
Pink Ribbon
Pioneer Trail
Pool Master 2
Promo!
Promotions
PurePlay Casino
Question Party
Quien visita tu perfil?
Ravenskye City
Rich Schefren Endorses FBWebinars
schoolFeed
SimCity Social
Slingo
Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
Sorority Life
Stik for Small Business
Suggest This
SuperPoke! Pets
Talent.me
THE FRIEND FIGHTING QUIZ
The Guardian
The Only Government Approved Money System
The Sims Social
Threads of Mystery
To my Online Friend
Treasure Isle
TripAdvisor
Truth Game
Truths About You
TSO Atlantic City Flyaway!
Verjaardagen
Would you rather
Zoo World
全民捕魚
我的王國
誕生日

Every single one of these apps wants permission to access all my information, my friends list, my wall, and often requests permission to post on my behalf, including spamming itself to all my friends. To Pluto with that.

The Old Wolf approves the above sentiment.

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