Facebook Riles German Privacy Watchdogs (Again) with App Center Disclosure

German consumer watchdogs complain that the recent redesign of Facebook’s new App Center makes it too difficult for users to see how much privacy they give up when selecting an app, and the change could land the company in court.

Consumers won’t even know about the information they share when clicking an app unless they look closely at a few lines of gray fine print under the button.  And users have to roll their mouse over a tiny question mark in brackets to see specifically what personal information they’re agreeing to share with the third-party — which typically includes name, friends list, email, user ID, networks and “any other information you made public,” according to ReadWriteWeb.

The shady privacy disclosure may land Facebook in court in Germany, where the social media giant has already gotten into trouble with its facial recognition database and “Friend Finder” technology.

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