Closed Bug 1170830 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago

Confusing permissions page during Pocket signup

Categories

(Cloud Services :: Server: Firefox Accounts, defect)

defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: vladan, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

Attachments

(1 file, 1 obsolete file)

When I signed up for Pocket in Firefox 38.0.5, I already had a Firefox Account set up. During the Pocket signup process, I saw a confusing Firefox Accounts permissions page (attached).  What exactly was Pocket requesting permission for?

I now think it was requesting permission to see my email address, but that did not come across at all

This could be fixed by changing the wording/layout on the https://accounts.firefox.com/signin_permissions?... page
Attached image Screenshot 2015-06-02 18.46.56.png (obsolete) —
Attachment #8614398 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Pocket uses your email address to identify your account in their system and send you welcome emails. This screen tries to make it clear that Mozilla is asking for your permission to supply your email address to a third-party. Any suggestions?
(In reply to Ryan Feeley from comment #3)
> Pocket uses your email address to identify your account in their system and
> send you welcome emails. This screen tries to make it clear that Mozilla is
> asking for your permission to supply your email address to a third-party.
> Any suggestions?

"Pocket needs to know your Firefox Accounts email address" would make it clear. 
But I don't think this is something that should even require explicit user consent.
"Pocket needs to know your Firefox Accounts email address (<username@whatever.com)"
Ryan, do you plan to move forward with this at all?

(I'm triaging FxA-related bugzilla bugs and this showed up in my list)
Flags: needinfo?(rfeeley)
I see no signals from users that this a confusing page. It has very low friction and uses a very standard permission request design from other sites. It will however be improved somewhat as we do more than email (and allow opt out).
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(rfeeley)
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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