Facebook finally created a new privacy security to Facebook Login. Knowing the website as social media and a site for different ads, it finally lets users log into different websites or mobiles application using the same usernames and passwords of their Facebook account.
The changes made by Facebook will provide users more options regarding the personal information they want to share with third parties. Facebook said that within next year, the changes will be also adopted by other websites and mobile applications.
Facebook is releasing an anonymous login option for users. It will let people log into apps and websites without giving any of their personal data with those apps or sites. As of now, the developers of apps and websites is still undecided whether they will use the anonymous login together or in place of the traditional login.
So far the App developers and other outsiders are the one who choose the information they collect from users. People who log in with Facebook Login actually have no control with the information they share, including email addresses, friend’s lists and other personal data.
The changes is announced on Wednesday by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg at the company’s f8 conference for mobile developers.
“We know some people are scared of pressing this blue button” for social login, Zuckerberg said. “If you’re using an app that you don’t completely trust … then you don’t want to give it a lot of permissions.”
For Social login like Facebook, they able to get more personal information about its users, like shopping preferences, browsing habits and mobile app use. All the gathered information will be used by Facebook to sell targeted advertisements. Based on last week’s report on first-quarter ad revenue it reached $2.3 billion and up to 82% from a year earlier.
According to Facebook, developers can still benefits using Facebook Login because the sign-in process is made easier. Users have more assurance about the security of its privacy. It will encourage more people to log in says Eddie O’Neil, a Facebook product manager. Website and app developers “understand giving their users transparency is super important,” he said.
If Facebook users choose to share less information, then it can reduce the amount of data that apps and websites can collect from Facebook users.