If you are also one of those Facebook users who sometimes like a third-party app on the social networking site, click on it and backtrack as soon as you see the dialogue box of sharing your personal information, the insecure days are going to be past.
Facebook, in order to gain more trust of its over one billion users, has come out with a new way of using third-party apps in which the app will not be able to get your personal information.
At present if an app is associated with Facebook and you want to use it, you will have to click on ‘Login with Facebook’ button and share you profile and personal information like birthdays, friend list and email address. However, with the new feature ‘Anonymous Login’ you will be able to log into the app anonymously and use it without sharing any of your personal or profile information.
Talking about the new feature at Facebook’s packed f8 conference in San Francisco, Facebook co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerburg said, “By giving people more power and control, they are going to trust all the apps we build more and over time use them more.”
Giving the biggest reason behind the move of developing something like ‘Anonymous Login’, Facebook says, People tell us they’re sometimes worried about sharing information with apps and want more choice and control over what personal information apps receive.” “Today’s announcements put power and control squarely in people’s hands.”
Facebook had been under pressure, in recent time, because of its casual approach towards users’ information and its security. The company, so far, believed in ‘Move fast and break things’ and thought that waiting for proper testing and bug fixing was ‘slowing it down’. However, in the recent past, especially after Facebook chief’s own account was hacked by a Palestinian hacker, the company started taking the security issues more seriously and has now changed its approach.
According to Zuckerburg’s speech at conference, Facebook has got a new mantra, ‘Move fast with stable infra.’