website statistics

Facebook and Instagram have started asking a number of users to provide government-issued photo IDs to verify their identity.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...

A number of Instagram and Facebook users have reported that they are unable to access their accounts and have been prompted to provide government-issued photo IDs to confirm their identity. It is unclear as to why users are being asked to provide the said information.


Facebook

The users who are unable to access their Facebook or Instagram accounts have received emails which ask them to provide photo IDs. This, we are told, is meant to affirm and verify the personal information that the users have provided on their accounts.

A Facebook spokesperson explained, “This is just a general practice for both Facebook and Instagram to request photo IDs for verification purposes depending on what type of violation may have occurred. Unfortunately, I can’t share more with you beyond that as we don’t go into details beyond that.”

The social network had launched the measure as far back as 2012, initially promising that it was only testing it out. Now, it seems that Facebook has plans of implementing the feature on a wider scale. From the looks of it, demanding photo IDs can only have two possible motives. One could be to truly determine the real age, nationality etc of a given user so as to affirm the personal details that he has provided on his page.

Alternatively, Facebook can use this information for focused advertising solutions. In the recent spate of similar instances, users are basically being forced to provide the required information which is kind of unfair. Especially, when it comes to Instagram, the service doesn’t even require users to furnish original identity, according to its Terms. And yet when it locks out users to force them to provide their photo IDs, that is not a great marketing strategy.

Courtesy: TPM

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


[Tutorial] How To Update Your Windows Phone 8 Smartphone

Anonymous Hacked Govenrment Website, Threatened To Leak Confidential Information Over Swartz
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On January 27, 2013(3 years, 3 months ago.)

You May Also Like:

What Do You Think?

Leave a Reply




Loading Facebook Comments ...

FTC Disclosure: Some of the links of this website are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.


Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

Check out how to teach Siri about nicknames and relationships of the important people in your life in order to make your life easier.
Has your iPhone suddenly turned black & white? Check out this tutorial to know possible reasons & how to fix iPhone screen with few taps.
Check out this tutorial to download FREE movies and TV Shows streaming Showbox app and install it on your Android smartphone or tablet.
Parental Controls allows you to put restrictions on apps or content that can or can not be used by anyone else on your Apple iPhone or iPad.
If you want to print from iPhone without using any computer, check this out to connect and print wirelessly right from the Apple device.
Using Siri, anyone can bypass the Passcode even if iPhone or iPad is locked. Check out this to know how you can disable Siri on lock screen.
Floatify will let you quick reply to the messages or emails through notification bar using your Android Lollipop or Marshmallow.
If you do not know to do face swap, check out this tutorial to learn how the new Snapchat face swapping feature actually works.
Facebook has released the Live video streaming feature and we will show you how to go live using the Facebook app for Android or Apple.
Apple has added some new features along with the releasing of iOS 9.3. Now you can secure your iPhone Notes app with password protection.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook