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Google software developer would like a world with no logins on the Internet

Google would like to get rid of individual site logins, mentions that it's annoying

By Anthony Garreffa on Sep 19, 2012 at 03:35 am CDT - 1 min, 29 secs reading time

Remembering all of the login and password details to your various accounts, e-mail, websites, social networks, banking details and countless other sites can be tiresome, annoying and repetitive. A Google software developer has opened up, hinting at a world without multiple logins.

Google software developer would like a world with no logins on the Internet |

Tim Bray, a Google software developer, mentions that logging in is annoying and slows you down, through his blog post. Bray says that his work with the company is pegged on getting rid of the annoying, time waster for two reasons. The first point, is that logging into various websites takes time, which makes a user less productive. Reduced login time makes more time available to improve the overall experience.

Secondly, Bray makes a point that most people begin a new search for a product, or service, they don't immediately head to a search engine. They type in the address of a large retail chain, bookstore, or even Craigslist. Bray says that these people don't want to go through the hassle of registering a new account, or create a new set of login credentials to find the product they're after with a new merchant.

Personally, Google is pretty much my first stop when I'm looking for anything I'm not familiar with, or have no idea where to find it. My passwords are all remembered pretty much, and if I forget them, I reset them and set them up again - it's quite simple, really. It takes less than 30 seconds most of the time to recover a password, or reset it. But, I definitely understand where Bray is coming from. A world without multiple logins is great, but then we're looking at a security issue, too. I'd really be pushing for hardware-based security in systems, something Google could possibly push with Android, and Chromebooks, for example.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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