Twitter ecosystem contains hundreds of thousands of interesting third-party applications designed to enhance your Twitter experience. All third-party apps that you allow to access your Twitter account go through a permissions process.
Today, Twitter announced an update to help you make more informed choices about the way third-party apps integrate with your Twitter account:
Twitter now giving more control over what information you share with third-party apps. Apps that you use to access your direct messages will ask for your permission again. By the end of the month, apps that don't need access to your direct messages will no longer have it, and you can continue to use these apps as usual.
More Detailed Permissions Screen:
"When you first connect an app to Twitter, we'll give you more detailed information about what you're allowing the app to do with your account. These activities may include reading your Tweets, seeing who you follow, updating your profile, posting Tweets on your behalf, or accessing your direct messages. If you're not comfortable with the level of access an app requests, simply say "No, thanks"," Twitter stated.
For a summary of the applications you've approved or to make changes to this list, visit the "Applications" page in your Twitter account.
[Source: Twitter blog]