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3/6/2014
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Kristin Burnham
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Yahoo Unfriends Facebook, Google Sign-In

Yahoo drops third-party logins, will soon require Yahoo IDs

If you use your Google or Facebook credentials to sign into Yahoo services, you'll soon be out of luck: The company said it will end this process and require everyone to use a Yahoo ID instead.

"Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience," a Yahoo spokesperson said in a statement. "This new process, which now asks users to sign in with a Yahoo username, will allow us to offer the best personalized experience to everyone."

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Kristin Burnham currently serves as InformationWeek.com's Senior Editor, covering social media, social business, IT leadership and IT careers. Prior to joining InformationWeek in July 2013, she served in a number of roles at CIO magazine and CIO.com, most recently as senior ... View Full Bio

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3/7/2014 | 10:05:28 AM
re: Yahoo Unfriends Facebook, Google Sign-In
Faceplant auth: bad for security, bad for privacy. What's not to (un)like?
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3/7/2014 | 4:34:00 AM
re: Yahoo Unfriends Facebook, Google Sign-In
Piss poor security to let Facebook be your log-in manager.
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