[Dan Wineman shoves a hot poker up the ass][link] of Facebook’s “social authentication”:
>Captchas don’t verify identity. “Social authentication” challenges based on public information — especially information that the service itself provides, for free, to anyone who asks — don’t do that either.
The problem with “social authentication” is that second word, there. Facebook’s calling it an authentication method is dangerous because a false sense of security is… false. “Social captchas” just doesn’t have the same marketing chutzpah, I guess.
Link via [@mrgan][mrgan]
[link]: http://venomousporridge.com/post/2958967487/facebook-social-auth “venomous porridge – Yesterday, Facebook announced some new measures…”
[mrgan]: http://twitter.com/mrgan “Neven Mrgan”