Facebook buys a company that verifies government IDs
Facebook buys a company that verifies government IDs
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg
25 January, 2018, 01:31
Confirm.io, which claims of having a client base of almost 750, will wrap up its operations to join Facebook, says CNBC citing a person familiar with the acquisition.
Confirm.io had raised at least $4 million from investors, including Cava Capital, since launching three years ago.
The Boston-based firm Confirm.io, confirmed on its website that an agreement with Facebook has been made.
Facebook is buying a software company that allows it quickly verify that someone's identification documentation is authentic.
Facebook could potentially use its newly acquired technology to confirm their identities if they're locked out of their accounts after being hacked or losing their password.
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Confirm wrote on its website: "When we launched Confirm, our mission was to become the market's trusted identity origination platform for which other multifactor verification services can build upon". The 2015 seed round supported propelled criminology used to pull data from an ID card, and additionally portable biometrics and facial acknowledgment to affirm a man's character before the startup erased the individual information.
Identity Inc also stated it was beginning the process of winding down its current software offerings, as Facebook integration plans get underway. Users in the past were asked to mail copies of their IDs such as driver licenses to verify their identity. Facebook is refining its policies to confirm users' identities eventually.
Following the purchase, Confirm.io will shut down, and all its employees will move to Facebook.
(Facebook apologized.) It's possible that technology like Confirm's could help with those kinds of issues moving forward, or morph into some other kind of authenticity feature for Facebook's users trying to protect their accounts. Confirm.io. The startup offered an API that let different organizations rapidly check somebody's official recognizable proof card, similar to a driver's permit, was bona fide. "Their technology and expertise will support our ongoing efforts to keep our community safe", Facebooksaid in a statement.
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