Why Does Disqus Comments System Want To Collect My Facebook Data?
Disqus falls short when it comes to privacy settings and its partly this reason we decided recently to drop the service from PSFK.com.
If I want to leave a comment over at Ed Cotton's site and I want to use his comments system using my Facebook account – why does the commenting system want access to as much information as it can get its hands on? Surely I just want it to verify who I am – not tell some unknown company who all my friends are and what my last uploaded pic was. I didn't leave my comment in the end.
Too many of these services are accessing too much personal data. Often this is through laziness on the part of the app maker – but the apps that will succeed (I hope) will be the ones that trade a great service with the right amount and type of personal data. Disqus falls short in this regard and its partly this reason we decided recently to drop the service from PSFK.com.