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.
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
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