Originally Posted by Fake_William_Shatner
....Just imagine every criminal organization, evil extra governmental group, and of course, sleazy spam marketer getting to pour over all your relationships and know what you click on when you think nobody is looking. They probably know more about you if they cared to, than your mother.
I'm more worried about INTRAgovernmental intrusion into my system (and life). And it is reasonably common knowledge that the gov't can (but only with court-ordered search warrant I hope) get back door access into anyone's PC.
Originally Posted by DaveMcM76
I think your grasp of this is back to front - facebook and twitter don't know about everything you do on your mac, everything you do on you mac knows about your facebook and twitter so you can share stuff to them if you feel the need....
As for 3rd party apps and developers my understanding is that there is a common "Share" panel object that you send what you want to share to and then OSX / iOS handles the actual sharing so the 3rd party app never actually gets near your login details... saying that I've not got as far as looking at the share panel in XCode yet, so I may be wrong in this assumption.
If you don't want to use them then don't set up the credentials and apart from some redundant menu items (granted, they could hide the menu items if they aren't set up) on the share button nothing is different to before.
There are people who know a lot more about tech than me who post here, but over the years I'm learning how much more I know than many if not most.
2/3's of the posters here have no idea of what this update actually does to their systems nor how it impacts (or doesn't impact) their security. Who here really knows what if anything a facebook data miner can glean from my system once I've installed the latest ML update? Anything? Why? How? Sheesh a meesh. How about some facts??
As for the less (to almost un-) commented aspects of why Apple's catering at the SYSTEM level to two companies who happen to be hot at the moment, that's of real interest to me. E.g., for starters, if this had been done in say, 2007, then MySpace might have been given system-wide hooks and hookups - and would they have now been removed?? And similarly if either fb or Twitter go the way of MySpace, i.e., linger, but get cold, what then??
Also, this is not a "democracy" - and not every company that wants to can get included in Apple's OS. Like why not say, Reddit, or as someone mentioned Pinterest - or Tumblr or Vimeo or.......? And who's paying whom for what here - this took some engineering and other cost - which is being borne wholly or mostly by whom? Apple? Facebook? Suis bono - whose skids are really being the most greased, who benefits the most or is it equal??
Also left out of the story (and this thread so far) is the elephant NOT in the room. Given the whole history of Apple, Google, Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, iOS, the iPhone and Android, part of this is not so much that facebook hooking is in the OS now as the fact that Google+ (and say contact integration with GMail) is most definitely NOT. So part of this is also "the enemy of my enemy is my friend"-ing.
Google searches have "gone social" with connections to G+, whereas Bing's (as MS and facebook are ALSO buddying up) are with fb. Google's searches also now prioritize Google properties and services, so I have changed to binging just because.... ...and it gets the job done.
But there's more going on here than just Apple just wanting to do nice things for facebook and Twitter users - and possibly a play-off between Twitter and facebook as well that's to Apple's $$ advantage - I don't know that or can't prove much of the above, but I do know we've neither heard - nor are users talking about - the whole story.