Dear Inbound – WTF is wrong with you?
UPDATE Response from Inbound:
Ed Fry Responded and took action. I am happier – but STILL not happy about their ability to Follow People and EDIT my profile.
Lets start with two things – I don’t hate Inbound.org. I rather like reading it often, keeping an eye on popular and new posts, and often reading conversations in the various communities. For those of you who dont know – Inbound.org is a content sharing and internet marketer community.
Secondly, this isn’t my first complaint about their login – the last time they resolved the issue, and I hope they do so this time too. Note: I DONT think that they use this for evil. But I still wouldn’t want them to have the access.
There are three ways to login or register with Inbound:
- Register via email
- Use your HubSpot account if you have one.
- Authorise by Twitter.
Inbound.org Wants Control of your Twitter Account
Its the third that I have problem with. Let me show you why:
Nice, simple Screen. Lets login with twitter, because I dont have a HubSpot account and I dont really want to register with another site. (Note: I have previously had a twitter connected login – I have disabled their access to my twitter account as of yesterday.)
Notice what I am pointing out?
Lets repeat those here:
Inbound.org will be able to:
- Read Tweets from your timeline.
- See who you follow, and follow new people.
Two parts here – I dont mind them seeing who I follow. But Follow new people? No.
- Update your profile.
Are kidding me? No bloody way I want to give them access to this.
- Post Tweets for you.
Again – I dont want you to use my twitter to post tweets.
Access your direct messages.FIXED! WHATTTTTTT? Why would i give you access to my private correspondence with people on twitter? This is a serious breach of Privacy. Stop asking for that.
Dear Inbound – Please Fix This Shit.
I like using your service – but I wonder how many people give you access to their twitter accounts without reading the finer print? I hope not many. But as a habit, I would have just clicker “allow” as I usually use twitter to login. This time I was lucky. I read the permissions. And they were just not right.