Firefox Steps Up to Challenge Facebook’s Claim to Identity

The browser is a very logical place to transport log-in info. “The browser also has deep knowledge about the user,” says Mozilla. “For example, the browser could implement fast user switching with just a click. Or think about picking a username: the browser can look at usernames for other accounts and make some pretty good guesses about what usernames are preferred.”

The ability to easily manage multiple identities is big, too. That’s something that Facebook doesn’t offer, but it’s important when it comes to choice, freedom and privacy.

The browser is a good place to start implementing this – but we may also need an “additional profiles layer” for (all) the apps on our mobile devices, right?

Posted via web from stirring the frogpond

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