Facebook introduces new login features, as it tries to bolster user privacy

Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 5:00pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

In a move that will bring some peace of mind to a large number of internet users, Facebook on Wednesday announced various measures to allow users to log into applications and choose what personal data they’d be willing to share.

Many apps currently require users to login via Facebook allowing them to access a large amount of personal information of the user. Often the user cannot pick and choose the kind of information it would like to share leaving the user helpless. Among the slew of measures announced, Facebook has also introduced a new feature which will allows users to log into an app anonymously.  

The other features announced include a reworked Facebook App Login, which allows users to pick and choose what information an app can get and a redesigned app control panel which would could be a central place for people to see and manage the apps they use.

According to Facebook, the  anonymous feature “lets people log in to apps so they don’t have to remember usernames and passwords, but it doesn’t share personal information from Facebook.” 

Facebook claimed that these new measures have been introduced for those that are “sometimes worried about sharing information with apps” and are seeking “more choice and control over what personal information apps receive.”

While many of these measures have already started rolling out for some users, Facebook has promised the anonymous log-in feature will roll out for all users in the coming weeks.


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