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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Flaky Google Removes Account Authentication for Web Apps

Just one day after its launch, Google’s “Account Authentication Proxy for Web Applications” has been pulled*. Google’s site now reads “expected release in late April,” whatever that means. (The other part of the program, “Account Authentication for Installed Applications,” still remains.)

So, was there a security issue here? That’s the one thing you don’t want when someone’s API-accessing your Google Account data, like your Gmails...

*This was the URL, and it now says “Not Found.” Did anyone cache it?

[Via Garett Rogers.]

Update: Aaand... it’s back (both the page itself, as well as the navigation link).


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