MySpace Platform Adds Photo/Video Privacy

The MySpace Developer Platform team announced this week that they are adding privacy controls for users to choose whether or not applications can access their public and private photos and videos.

Although some developers will be upset that privacy settings were previously not a part of the photo/video API, this is the right long term solution. Photo and video access is a powerful part of the MySpace Platform, and in order for users to trust applications (especially with private photos), explicit per-application permissions makes sense.

Here’s what users will see when adding apps. Developers are also able to gain permission to photos/videos later by using the opensocial.requestPermission call.

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