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Google Reader Team – Please Implement Authenticated RSS
Wouldn’t you need to give reader (or more appropriately someone you trust that might use google reader) your password in the first place? There are a few places where I have created content and would like to get it out, but I can’t due to the RSS feed being password protected. If google reader allowed you to enter in a username and password, it wouldn’t necessarily allow google to spider your content unless someone broke your ring of trust and put in there. It’s ok for other third party to aggregators that do support it, then strip out the feed and republish it to google reader, but it’s not ok for google reader to do this directly?If I have a username and password to get at your content in one manner, I can repurpose it to roogle reader anytime I want – I’m just trying to save myself a couple interim steps – thank you for stopping by.Much love,The author and one of the people that just wants his own content to be to use how he likes.