With Facebook having become a data-slurping, teenage-irresponsible, swear word, who would still want to be associated with it? Lots, when you look at the many Web sites requesting logins through Facebook or Google.
A reader recently wrote me:
Are you familiar with BOTS 101? It’s 3D modeling that doesn’t require coding or visual programming. You simply give it text instructions and it uses AI to create the results. Pretty cool stuff!
It sounded interesting and so I went to take a look. But the only way to get a look was to first sign in with Facebook or Google. No thanks.
Matt Asay (head of developer ecosystem at Adobe) last week wrote an article for The Register excoriating online firms that require Facebook logins. Didn't they know about the third-party data slurping that Facebook tacitly was permitting? Turns out Adobe itself has the Facebook login option.
CAD Vendors Without Facebook Logins
SO I wondered, which CAD vendors are like BOTS 101, requiring a login with Facebook or Google? It turns out that most don't even provide the option, which is excellent news.
Now, it could be that when you log in with the CAD vendor, another firm handles the security and data, slurping it up for sharing with third-parties, who then bombard you with ads for that CAD software.
Nevertheless, here are the ones that I checked and that do not offer Facebook as a login option:
IntelliCAD Technical Consortium
Kubotek USA (CADkey)
CAD Vendors Who Offer Facebook Logins
There were only two vendor Web sites of the 35 I visited and attempted to create a new account that offered Facebook (or Google) as a log in option:
Alibre (see below)
Robert McNeel Assoc (see below)
Given the option, log in with your email and a specific password. Never log in with Facebook or Google.
As I'm typing this reply, immediately above my cursor is:
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Is offering the option a problem? It's arguable, but if you're saying it is then you have a problem. I don't know if your Typepad blog platform allows you to turn the Facebook comment feature off, but if not it looks like you'll need to find another platform to solve that problem. Inconvenient.
Posted by: Steve Johnson | May 07, 2018 at 08:41 PM
The difference, of course, being I have no control what Typepad, the blog host, offers, while CAD vendors define their Web sites.
Posted by: Ralph Grabowski | May 07, 2018 at 09:57 PM