"The startup, which has raised at least $4 million, will join Facebook’s office in Boston. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed that the acquisition was intended to help “support our ongoing efforts to keep our community safe,” but declined to elaborate further.Facebook bought a startup that specializes in verifying government IDs - Recode
Why is Facebook buying technology to verify your driver’s license? Facebook will sometimes ask users to send in formal identification if they are locked out of their account, so it’s possible the technology will help with those efforts. Facebook has a strict policy around using your “authentic name” — a policy that’s meant to ensure people aren’t creating anonymous accounts or impersonating somebody else, but also requires Facebook to actually confirm users’ identities from time to time."
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Facebook bought a startup that specializes in verifying government IDs - Recode
Also see Facebook acquires biometric ID verification startup Confirm.io (TechCrunch)
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