Facebook Gets it. Google Doesn’t.

Originally posted on Uncrunched:

Facebook announced a new way for people to log in to apps “anonymously” today. You still log into the (third party) app using your Facebook credentials, but Facebook sends absolutely no information about you at all to the app.

Read all the coverage about it on TechMeme. The tech press is impressed, even to to point of wondering if there’s a catch.

I don’t know the details, such as if this is something all apps have to implement if they want Facebook login, or if developers can opt not to offer it while still using the “normal” FB login.

But it doesn’t really matter. Facebook is addressing a strong desire for privacy by its users.

Distill that even further and it comes down to this – Facebook is treating its users, at least in this case, like its customers.

Then there’s Google. Today I read that they’re going to…

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One thought on “Facebook Gets it. Google Doesn’t.

  1. Hazard the catch: FB provides login “anonymously” but counts this as activity as active users on it’s platform. Partly true or at least useful for improving their targeting algorithm, more true if they can show an ad during the FB login, stretching for “active users”?

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