Why the new "Sign in with Apple" feature is great

June 05, 2019

Why the new

If you've been paying attention, then you will know that yesterday Apple released a Keynote filled with plenty of announcements and updates to their software for all three platforms (iPhone, iPad, and iOS). While each of these updates came with a multitude of advancements, one notable such one was the new "Sign In" Feature.

While many applications have features such as "Sign in with Facebook" or "Sign in with Google," this one points to being the most secure yet.

But Why?

At first glance it may beg the question as to why you would use such a service? But once you dig into it, you will find that privacy is really at the bottom of it.

You see, when you use these sign in features on most apps they take your email address and/ or username and then can either sell your data or use it to find a more complete picture of your activity by matching it.

But Apple's approach is different. Instead of your real username and email they will be passing off a random string of letters and numbers for your user ID and a proxy email address to maintain your privacy. Apple will be requiring that any Application that currently or will use a third-party sign in, adopts this functionality as a requirement of being in the Apple App Store.

This looks to be another step towards increased Application security for all!

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