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Are social media sharing services like AddThis secure

Are social media sharing services like AddThis secure

Every day I find more sites using social media sharing tools such as AddThis. I love the idea - click on the little button and the link gets posted to Facebook, Twitter or Digg.

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"No, you're not missing anything - I think you've summed up the problem in a nutshell.

If you want to use these services you have to trust that they aren't going to misuse your data. The only way you could know for sure would be to able to inspect their systems, and they aren't going to allow that.

As Patrick Harrington states in his answer there are mechanisms whereby the 3rd party doesn't see your login details, but you still have to trust that they are using them correctly.

So either hope that they are above board and use their services, or assume a level of distrust and don't."