Facebook grows up, moves to protect user privacy and stabilize code (article)

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by MrBrian, Apr 30, 2014.

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  1. MrBrian

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    Hmmm. If you *do* want an app to have access to your Facebook info, it would make sense to log in with Facebook. If you *don't* want an app to have access to your Facebook info, logging in with Facebook would be a bad practice from the security/privacy standpoint. From the sound of it, you'd still be creating records that link all your Facebook info and app related info together. Its just that Facebook supposedly won't allow apps and their developers to exploit the links/IDs to gain access to your Facebook info. What Facebook gains access to isn't clear.

    So you have to believe that a company like Facebook will live up to representations *and* hope that their policy never changes (especially in a retroactive fashion). Plus, I would think, remember never to switch from "Login using Facebook Semi-Anonymous Mode" to using "Login using Facebook" for an app.
     
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