For some developers it's not just a pain in the you know what, it's a
case of it simply not working. @janole explained how it just doesn't
work with symbian. For me, and adobe air app, it's a pain, but we can
get over the inconvenience - although it's always nice to have a bit
more time. I think 8 to 12 weeks should be standard for changes of
this magnitude whenever possible.

On May 19, 1:44 pm, Damon Parker <> wrote:
> In any security or permissions context the default should be the most secure 
> and least amount of permissions to get the job done. That is Computer and 
> Network Security 101.
> A user must explicitly configure more loose permissions on their own after 
> understanding the implications. This is the way computer network security is 
> and always has been done. This is part of the reason Linux/Unix et al is way 
> more secure than Windows ever could be.
> Just because a user isn't sophisticated enough to configure more lax 
> permissions to get their needs met isn't a reason to default to lower the 
> security context. This is what FB did _completely_ wrong when they updated 
> their permissions system. They defaulted everything to being completely open, 
> accessible and public for purely selfish reasons. They wanted to keep more 
> user data 100% public thus increasing the amount of public and free (as in $ 
> to FB) user-generated content created every day. More pageviews, more pics, 
> more comments equals more ad revenue for them.
> Even though it's a pain in the ass for developer's to rework their apps and 
> re-auth it's the right thing to do for the end user and the overall safety of 
> the community.
> I commend Twitter for doing the right (even if unpopular) thing in this case.
> Damon
> On Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 1:50 AM, janole wrote:
> > Hi Matt,
> > thanks for your feedback. I think the following paragraph can't be
> > generalized, though:
> > > > Why will you not grandfather existing applications into DM access?
> > > Grandfathering all existing read/write tokens assumes they all wanted
> > > access to DMs. The feedback we’ve had from users and developers tells
> > > us otherwise. We want to give users the opportunity to make an
> > > informed choice.

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