I don’t pretend to be a computer expert but I am now being driven mad by demands for my ‘password’ from companies with whom I have done business for years. I have noted that these have developed since the Facebook scandal some months ago about ‘account security’.
I have further noted that all these demands carry the necessary (compulsory) agreement that my détails will be made available to third parties ‘in the interests of providing me with a more sepcific internet experience’ or weasel words to that effect.
Now I am not a fool, and know there is nothing for nothing in this world, BUT far from offering even the same experience as before, I now get a WORSE experience than before, including a frustrating non contact with my own account. Biggest offender by far for me has been Amazon, and their subsidiary CreateSpace through whom I have published many books. Now they won’t let me access my own account without my password, which they don’t accept and now tell me they will send a code which never arrives!
Awesome Books is another demanding my password when I wish to order a book which I have ordered and paid for through PayPal. I have pointed out that if I go to a bookshop I do not have to provide a password to purchase an item, and there is no advantage in having a password anyway as I can order separately and quicker as a ‘guest’. Anyway their products never get delivered either for some reason.
I now have a list of passwords of which more than 50% are no longer accepted. Am I alone in this?