Playing it Safe: Authentication in 2019 by Track Changes published on 2019-02-05T05:33:06Z It isn’t Glamorous, But it’s Critical. In this episode, Paul and Rich explore a time-consuming component of product development: Authentication. You know the drill. You save time and having to memorize another pesky password by using Google or Facebook to log on to a website. But is the proliferation of external authentication providers on the web a good thing or not? Which companies should invest in setting up their own authentication system, and which ones should save their web developers and online visitors the hassle? (Spoiler: Banks should. Any group set growing an audience should not.) The pair also discuss the merits of Facebook, the difference between being a free and a paying Google customer, and why password managers are a godsend. Bonus: Rich discovers that his email has fallen foul to multiple data breaches, and is cool with it. Links: LastPass 1Password Have I been pwned?