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Facebook to allow anonymous logins for third-party apps

By Shawn Knight
Apr 30, 2014
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  1. During Facebook's F8 developer conference on Wednesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that users will soon be able to sign into third-party applications anonymously using their Facebook login credentials - a move he said will put control and power back into...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,027   +913

    Finally! This was necessary from the beginning...
     
  3. psycros

    psycros TS Booster Posts: 734   +230

    Or you could create a login for each app or website like every security expert on Earth says to do. If something requires you to log in with FB or any sort of third party network, AVOID.
     
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  4. Business Direct

    Business Direct TS Member

    That's funny since Facebook is the third party app I want to sign in anonymously to...
     
  5. FF222

    FF222 TS Rookie Posts: 27   +7

    Anonymous logon is an oxymoron.
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,119   +1,523

    Which is what you are doing, when you don't signin as yourself (hint: FF222). Choosing a moniker is still signing in anonymously. Welcome to the oxymoron club! In all honesty, I thought those were few in numbers. Thanks for the correction.
     
  7. FF222

    FF222 TS Rookie Posts: 27   +7

    No it's not.

    Anonymous means "without a name" or "nameless[ly]". That obviously is not the case, even if you're not using your real name, but a nickname or any other moniker. In reality, you don't even have to use any kind of name to be NOT anonymous.

    Also, "log on" implies identification and authentication of the user. Which again, completely defies the purpose and contradicts the principle of anonymity. Because, you know, you can't identify and authenticate someone whose identity is not known - or even just ambiguous - to you.

    Therefore "anonymous logon" is an oximoron. QED.
     
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,178   +764

    Finally! Now FB has a use (for someone like myself)
     
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  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,119   +1,523

    Your use of a fake ID is to remain nameless. As long as it protects you from being identified, you remain anonymous.
     


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