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The sharing section of Jedox's webpage has the Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin share options in default inactive state. You need to first click it to activate and click again to get the share window.

Hovering the inactive button it says

Two clicks for a better data security: The first click will activate the button, the second will share your recommendation with facebook. Data is shared with third parties upon activation - see i.

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So, how does two clicks make the security better?

  • (Excuse the lousy tagging couldn't think of what would be suitable here) – Bleeding Fingers Nov 30 '14 at 16:56
  • It's a double confirm pattern. Would really work well with the new single click to buy apple iwatches. – munchkin Apr 30 '15 at 3:07
  • Was this question answered? – rook Apr 30 '15 at 3:26
  • I am yet to understand the statement "privacy is a useful side-effect of a secure system", @rook . The term side-effect is troubling me. – Bleeding Fingers Apr 30 '15 at 7:53
  • @Bleeding Fingers The NSA is also troubled by this side-effect, which is why they want to backdoor everything, and even collect stats from webbugs. – rook Apr 30 '15 at 15:04
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This is about personal privacy for users of the site.

Like buttons are advanced web beacons. Its more than just a simple image, but JavaScript that identifies if you are a logged into a social network, and tracks your behavior over a long period of time. Facebook collects this information for targeted advertising.

In this security system, if you don't need the like button, then don't load that JavaScript widget. If you want to click like, then you need to load the specific JavaScript widget that you need.

Related: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7313037/how-do-google-1-widgets-break-out-of-their-iframe/7313430#7313430

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    Isn't it more about privacy rather than security? – Bleeding Fingers Nov 30 '14 at 17:43
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    @Bleeding Fingers privacy is a useful side-effect of a secure system. – rook Nov 30 '14 at 22:47

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