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If I login to a third party site using my google account credentials, what can that third part access?

Asked by pallen123 (1511 points ) April 7th, 2011

There is a sales contact tracking app I like and they allow me to synch my contacts in gmail with it if I permit the app to connect to google. But how do I know the limited of what the third party app can do/see? Could they read my emails for example?

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jaytkay's avatar

If you actually gave them your Google password, they can read anything.

If they gave you a pop-up window, which is actually a login to Google, with a note saying something like “I will let this site access my contacts”, then they can only see your contacts.

I think that might not be very clear. I wish I could illustrate it better.

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blueiiznh's avatar

What is the 3rd party site?

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