howtogeek at February 4th, 2014 13:03 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/181711/do-you-know-what-sites-apps-have-access-to-your-google-account/
While doing our regular security audit of all the accounts tied to the HTG site, we noticed something interesting: Inside your Google account settings there is a list of any site or app that you’ve given access to, and the list might surprise you. Time for a checkup!
stickman803 at February 4th, 2014 20:32 — #2
Wow. I had no idea how many companies had access to my Google account. Thanks HTG!
steveneuler at February 5th, 2014 10:33 — #4
By now this is old news; any website that a person signs up for wants automatic access to everything... I don't know what specific information they actually gather about me--that I weigh four hundred pounds, have five eyes, six ears, and wear pink underwear... So long as this is not bandied about in public discourse, I guess I'll have to live with this info scrounging system; in fact, if I refuse to allow them to scrounge for this info--then I can't make witticsm in the comments section of the New York Times, or HTG...
b9ntt at February 5th, 2014 10:55 — #5
sam63 at February 5th, 2014 13:20 — #6
Another helpful article. Thanks
geek at February 5th, 2014 15:07 — #7
The issue here is that a lot of sites have access to all of your data... Email, files, anything stored in your Google account.
boocat at February 6th, 2014 17:24 — #8
Does anybody know how I can change the picture in my Google account? The one in the little circle?
boocat at February 6th, 2014 17:53 — #10
I can't sign into Google+ to do it. The university controls the account and doesn't have that.
bedlamb at February 7th, 2014 20:00 — #11
You can change it from your gmail page.
Click on the picture > Click on the copy of the picture that drops down > Drag and drop the picture you want to use, or browse to it in windows explorer (file system)
system at February 14th, 2014 13:03 — #12
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