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‘Sign in with Apple’ puts privacy at the forefront of your logins

It’s a third-party sign-in feature with no tracking.

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Image: 9to5Mac

Today at WWDC 2019, Apple just announced the standout feature out of everything announced today – ‘Sign in with Apple’.

Just like all of those “Sign in with Facebook/Google/etc” buttons for apps and websites, Apple will be doing the same thing but with a focus on privacy.

Why is ‘Sign in with Apple’ so amazing?

For starters, ‘Sign in with Apple’ won’t have the usual tracking that other login details come with. Signing in with Google or Facebook is super simple, but that login tracks you every time you use it. Apple won’t do that, and its login comes with a bunch of other privacy-focused features.

Sites or apps can still request your email, but you can hide it from them. If you do hide it, Apple’s system will assign randomly-generated emails that forward those emails to your normal inbox. That’s a similar system to how Craigslist keeps user emails safe.

More features:

  • ‘Sign in with Apple’ will work with Apple’s devices and also across the web
  • Logins can be authenticated with Face ID or Touch ID
  • ‘Sign in with Apple’ has two-factor authentication built-in
  • Apple says it won’t use the sign in option to track activity or profile uses for any use

The combination of privacy and ease-of-use is something Apple is known for, and this promises to be a game-changer.

What do you think? Glad to see this new feature added to Apple devices? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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