Feeds

Hate being stalked by Facebook? Why not try Google+ stalking

Offering ad guys that crucial Bieber-Beeber demographic

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Google is fattening up its single sign-in feature that was opened up to mobile and web apps in February. This is the feature that allows netizens to use their Google+ usernames and passwords to log into accounts on third-party systems.

The web giant said developers who use "social infrastructure platforms" Janrain and Gigya - which work with big brands including, er, justinbiebermusic.com, the BBC, Samsung and MTV - could now accept Google+ logins to authenticate their users.

Google+, while attracting interesting and lengthy technical discussions here and there, still appears to be a barren wasteland compared to the seething mass that is Facebook. Mountain View execs are still struggling to give their social-network-sorta thing a proper label. One Google wonk even recently described Google+ as a "networky thing".

By expanding its single sign-in function to well-known brands, Google continues to crisscross Google+ across the web in order, ultimately, to better target adverts at online consumers: wherever you go with that Google login, the ad giant is not far behind.

Facebook Connect is a similar platform that is used by thousands of websites to allow users to sign-in with the free content ad network's single sign-in, thereby beaming important profile signals back to Mark Zuckerberg's ranch. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
BBC: We're going to slip CODING into kids' TV
Pureed-carrot-in-ice cream C++ surprise
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
If there are any on our site it is not our fault as we are not a PUBLISHER
Facebook, Google and Instagram 'worse than drugs' says Miley Cyrus
Italian boffins agree with popette's theory that haters are the real wrecking balls
Sit tight, fanbois. Apple's '$400' wearable release slips into early 2015
Sources: time to put in plenty of clock-watching for' iWatch
Facebook to let stalkers unearth buried posts with mobe search
Prepare to HAUNT your pal's back catalogue
Ex-IBM CEO John Akers dies at 79
An era disrupted by the advent of the PC
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?