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New Anonymous Facebook Login
By: Jessica Cherok
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Let’s be frank; this isn’t something any of us expected to see coming from Facebook. The social media giant has announced it now has an anonymous login feature for users to sign in without being identified.

We’ve all seen the “Login with Facebook” button on various websites. The login feature is meant to make surfing the web easier because we don’t have to remember a billion different usernames and passwords. But because Facebook collects, and shares, so much information with these sites, many users have been leery of using this universal login feature.

This week, however, Facebook unveiled an anonymous login feature for a limited group of apps. Though the number of included apps is currently small, Facebook promises they will increase in the near future.

The anonymous login is in addition to added control users will have over what third parties can see when they log into another site using Facebook. This line-by-line control will allow users to pick and choose which pieces of personal information may not be accessed.

According to Facebook, “We know some people are scared of pressing this blue button. We want to do more to put control and power back in people’s hands.”

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Jessica Cherok is an advocate for online privacy, campaigning for ethical data practices and the protection of personal privacy.
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