I'm much more interested in the why and the research behind these trends then the fact they are trends. It seems these URLs make compelling arguments for it.
* http://www.nngroup.com/articles/stop-password-masking
* https://storify.com/lukew/yahoo-display-password-test
* http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2012/10/26/password-masking-hurt-signup-form/

That said I think my problem here is that in my opinion the current design could be done better. The show/hide button in the right side of the input field that yahoo tried out looks like it might be a better pattern to follow and might be worth exploring as in my opinion it is much more explicit.

Anyway I'm not a designer but changing my passwords because of this was an annoying experience which made me feel dumb and didn't endear me to the app. I'd hate someone else to have this experience even if I'm a picky minority :)

On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 11:20 AM, Tomasz Finc <tfinc@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 11:08 AM, Jon Robson <jrobson@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> No login forms
>> on the web in website or app form that I know of have such an option
>> as `show password` (please point me at some if they exist)
> I've seen it both on facebook and amazon web and app among others.
> --tomasz