If you are using a social network, you would've have likely allowed some third-party apps access to your profile. Whether this is a Facebook game or an Android app that needs access to your Twitter account, you should make sure that these apps don't have access to your data after you stop using them. Doing this is not too hard, but you have to remember to keep checking app permissions periodically. After all, most apps find a thousand ways to seek access to your social profiles, but none of them ever ask you to revoke access.
Make sure you double-check what you're revoking access to. There's a chance that you may revoke your phone's access to Gmail and will have to sign in again. Now that you're all set to begin cleaning app permissions, here's how you do it.
If you want a one-stop shop to quickly open the app permissions page in all your social media profiles, MyPermissions.org is your best bet. The website simply shows large icons with logos of popular services such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Just click the relevant icon and you'll be taken to the right page, where you can quickly sign in and revoke access to the apps you don't need.
MyPermissions.org is just a bunch of links and does not need access to your data, so it seems safe and easy to use. However, if you prefer step-by-step instructions, help is at hand.
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(Also see: How to Stop Google From Tracking You on the Web)
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