Facebook bought Confirm.io - a startup for document verification

FROM   using Confirm.io technology in   Facebook will be able to verify the identity of blocked users and   customers of political advertising

Facebook bought Confirm.io - a startup for document verification

Facebook bought a start-up on   remote authentication of documents (passports, driving permits and   etc.) Confirm.io.

What is known

Now on   site Confirm.io removed all the information, replacing it   announcement of   transition "under the wing» Facebook. As it turned out, the startup had to abandon   all its customers, and   all employees (about 30 people) will now work in the   Boston's Facebook office.

" When we   We launched Confirm, our mission was to   to become a reliable identification platform for   market, at   which can be based on other multifactor verification services. now we   ready to take the next step in   our trip with   Facebook » ,   - it says in   application for   site.

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The Facebook press service was less eloquent, noting: " We   Welcome to the Confirm team   Facebook. Their   technology and   expert knowledge will support our ongoing efforts to   ensuring the safety of our community. "

No more party information   disclose: neither   terms of the transaction, nor   amount.

What is it for?

Most likely, the social network will use Confirm.io technologies to confirm the identity of the blocked users. FROM   2013, the owners of such accounts to restore access to the   page, can send a snapshot of their identity documents. A   recently in   Facebook has the opportunity to identify with selfie.

Also not   It is excluded that Confirm.io will help to take control of the situation with   placement of political advertising. If earlier to place such advertising it was enough to create a landing page and   pay for advertising services with   credit card, then   now in   Facebook wants to require proof of identity   buyers.

Source: TechCrunch , Reuters

Read in Russian: Facebook купил Confirm.io — стартап по проверке документов

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