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It's an example of how much personal data you actually leak through Facebook illustrated through a movie of a crazy serial killer browsing Facebook, with nicely done overlays of your actual personal data that the app pulled from you.

  movie of a crazy serial killer browsing Facebook
Serial killer? That's just your assumption, based on video editing. Remember the scene in Men in Black, where Will Smith is asked to shoot cardboard aliens and shoots a little girl instead?

HN Against Prejudice! :-)

(showed TakeThisLollipop to my gf, who freaked out and immediately deleted all fb apps... so prejudiced!)

Since when does "leak" equate to "explicitly grant permission to access"?

It is not like the app is getting information that some random hacker can access, at least if you have any privacy controls set on your Facebook profile.

Right, because Facebook would never change their privacy policies on a whim without giving users warning ahead of time. At least they probably won't. Anymore. Well, only if they really need to.

No, it's getting information some random website can access by offering you a picture of a lollipop. Stranger danger?

no, not really, considering you have to explicitly allow the app to access all that data...

Exactly, and you did allow it to do that on nothing more than an image of a lollipop and endorsement from this community.

Except I didn't. The confirmation page was enough for me to drive home the point.

that seems reasonable to me. if something gets to the top spot on HN, I'd think its worth a try. some other random app? much different story.

Yes but I'm sure many people did... And it wasn't hard to do.

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