Is Facebook finally doing something about privacy? It remains to be seen, but here's a step in the right direction.
Facebook has unveiled Anonymous Login, a way to log into apps without sharing personal information from Facebook. There's also a new version of Facebook Login, and what they're calling better privacy controls.
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:
- Anonymous Login: An easy way for people to try an app without sharing any of their personal information from Facebook.
- Facebook Login: A new version that gives people the option to pick and choose what information apps get.
- A Redesigned App Control Panel: A central place for people to see and manage the apps they use.
Many sites require you to sign in from Facebook to make them work. Anonymous Login lets people get into apps without having to share your information. You can decide later if you want to share additional information.
The new Facebook Login gives you line by line control of what you want apps to know. It also won't post to Facebook without permission.
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