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Facebook Adds a Login Shortcut To Other Android Apps (engadget.com) 38

An anonymous reader shares a report: Today at F8, Facebook announced it's giving the developers of third-party Android apps the ability to recognize if you've already linked a service with the social network. Soon when you download or reinstall something like Pinterest, you won't have to wonder what your password is if you've already installed Facebook. The supported app will prompt you to log in via the social network. The social network is also giving third-party developers the opportunity to use Facebook as an account recovery solution for when you forget your password.
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Facebook Adds a Login Shortcut To Other Android Apps

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  • Nice (Score:4, Funny)

    by 110010001000 ( 697113 ) on Tuesday April 18, 2017 @02:55PM (#54258727) Homepage Journal
    They are so helpful. Always trying to help out.
    • Yeah... taking the Express Train to Nopeville on that one. I don't have any FB product installed on my phone, and I'll be damned if I ever bother (the web browser will work just fine for that purpose...)

  • they will add cloud storage and office suite
  • No trust (Score:3, Insightful)

    by KlomDark ( 6370 ) on Tuesday April 18, 2017 @03:10PM (#54258857) Homepage Journal

    I have less trust of Facebook than any other provider out there. Sorry, no dice, not using it for anything but Facebook itself.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Even simpler, don't use Facebook at all, and there's nothing for you to be tempted to trust.

    • by saskboy ( 600063 )

      I have the same feeling. With some services where I don't care if I lose access if I stop using my Facebook account, I'll have it sign in for me. Otherwise I try to sign up directly on the site I'm registering for to use.

      • I have the same feeling. With some services where I don't care if I lose access if I stop using my Facebook account ..... Otherwise I try to sign up directly on the site I'm registering for to use.

        Only as long as it remains possible to sign on to sites directly, and not via FB or some equivalent shit hole.

        It is already the case with many "popular" websites that you can only join in (I won't say sign up) via FB, Disqus or Google Groups etc.

  • by uCallHimDrJ0NES ( 2546640 ) on Tuesday April 18, 2017 @03:23PM (#54258931)

    Many of the fine reasons to trust the Zuck are here: http://www.truthhawk.com/is-fa... [truthhawk.com]

  • Soon when you download or reinstall something like Pinterest, you won't have to wonder what your password is if you've already installed Facebook. The supported app will prompt you to log in via the social network.

    WRONG!

    Why would I want to use Facebook as my security login. I don't use or trust them. Very poor security.

  • And I won't. Not that I don't trust them, because I don't, nor that I don't think their security is sufficient, because it doesn't matter.

    I use Google passwords by default some, and not for many things. Some social sites and such I consider noncritical, and those I'll let a password manager/login helper work for, but some I cannot trust to any system.

    And Facebook is proving to be untrustworthy in many areas - 'fact checking' is anything but, censorship is becoming common and biased, which it always is, and

    • Not surprised, they have officially become a sanctuary [bloomberg.com] company. Their staff has been given the "green light" to protest the current government (and we all know how they feel about the current administration). I see this as a boon for like minded people, but a detriment for the ones that oppose their ideals. This is almost as bad as Starbucks CEO spouting of hiring 15k refugees. They probably pissed off half of their customers with that comment. Oh well, it is their company and I can choose to go else w

  • I don't install Facebook messenger, don't install the Facebook app, and damn sure don't want to log in to other applications or sites using my Facebook information.

    Seriously, WTF? There is already enough associative information floating around the internet and databases without me connecting even more dots for all the three-letter agencies and "big business" and so on. Piss on Facebook "making it easier" for anyone but themselves and their business partners.

  • I had set my bar higher than this. Not interesting, nor needed. On a par with cute cat videos.

  • Just can't get enough of that fucking FaceBook.
  • Is why I refuse to have Facebook on my mobile devices.

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