A new way to authenticate
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“Facebook and Google (Alphabet) are
Their data extraction tools also include their ‘Login with Facebook’ tool available for websites (OAuth). How much data they’re able to collect when you use this feature is up for debate. But even using the feature adds at least one more data point. ‘They use the website X.’
Facebook has even hindered apps that have used this feature. Facebook ‘accidentally’ broke the login feature when signing up/logging into Tinder. Why? Because Facebook was about to create their own dating app and wanted to hinder their competition. [see: Facebook Dating]
Apple, which prides itself on strong data privacy for its users, should create its own ‘Login with iCloud’ feature, but not collect or sell any data. So users would have the same benefits as ‘Login with Facebook’ but not give more data to the primary company. Apple doesn’t care to monetize your data. That’s not their business model.” – u/
Above, you’ll find a concept we created and shared showcasing what a simple iCloud OAuth driven verification process might look like as applied to popular design website, Flaticon.com.
Despite what’s shown above, the authorization process wouldn’t just stop there, however. Apps, already on iPhones, could potentially use iCloud as a means of verification (outside of Gmail or Facebook) and could directly integrate with Apple’s password-management software.
Essentially, your entire password, verification, and authentication eco-systems would be connected to one another but closed off from anyone but yourself.
Now picture this, iCloud OAuth on one OS.