In the last couple of hours Phixr might have reacted strangely. This was due to extensive database and code updates – and a change of domain names for the Spanish and German versions of Phixr.
In the process we unfortunately had to disconnect all users of phixr in Spanish and German from Facebook, MySpace, Photobucket and Picasa Web Albums.
In other news, we adopted Facebook’s new authentication scheme. Don’t get shocked – for Phixr to provide all its previous services, it needs all those permissions and intends no harm. For the privacy interested, here’s what we do:
“Access my public information“: Phixr only uses your name in case you tag yourself in a photo, and the list of your friends. No other information is accessed or used.
“Post to my Wall“: As dangerous as this might sound, in fact, this is only needed to upload photos to your albums. Phixr does not “post” anything “to your wall”.
“Access my photos and videos“: This is for allowing Phixr to download your photos from Facebook, including photo tags. Phixr does not even touch your videos.
“Access my friends’ information“: This is for accessing (speak: reading) photo tags in your photos, targeting your friends, and for being able to download your friends’ photos. No other action is performed.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to comment to this post.
Again, sorry for the hiccups earlier today.