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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:49 PM

Why Do Instagram and Facebook Want to See Your Photo ID?

Over the last week, several Instagram users began reporting that the photo-sharing app was locking them out of their accounts, and asking them to confirm their identity by showing photo ID

These incidents, which CNET first covered Tuesday, were reportedly a result of Instagram's new terms of service, which came into effect on Jan. 19.

At first, users were worried that their accounts were hacked. But Talking Points Memo confirmed Friday that the ID requests were actually legitimate, and came from Instagram and Facebook, which now owns the photo-sharing app.

"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," a Facebook spokesperson told Talking Points Memo. "Unfortunately, I canít share more with you beyond that as we donít go into details beyond that."

more..http://mashable.com/2013/01/26/instagram-facebook-id/

http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/instagram-asking-for-users-government-issued-photo-ids-now-too.php

http://mashable.com/2013/01/18/instagram-change-kicks-in/

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:50 PM

1. That is not good.

Geez

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:51 PM

2. That happens when internet 'enemies' report your page for being fake.

It's an aggressive, sometimes coordinated, tactic I've seen used in really heated arguments on places like The White House's Facebook page.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:54 PM

3. Have to show your ID but they can't give you any information

time to tell them to go to hell and see how much their corporation is worth then


"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," a Facebook spokesperson told Talking Points Memo. "Unfortunately, I canít share more with you beyond that as we donít go into details beyond that."

What a load of crap

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:57 PM

5. If someone stole one of my pictures and created a profile pretending to be me, I'd want them to do

something. It's a delicate dance. It's happened to people I know.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:35 PM

11. Sites that use Facebook for comments have less ahole trolls, get banned by FB....

and you will not be back. Unfortunately for the banned, many don't know and continue to post what only they can see

I laugh at them. I see them responding to my comments that post to my wall.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:55 PM

4. yet another reason not to use facebook

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:01 PM

7. Yep.

Proud non-facebook-using Luddite here. I don't care what anyone says, I'm not missing anything.

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:10 PM

10. What Brigid said.

 

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:00 PM

6. I know a musician who had to confirm his identity to Twitter, Facebook and MySpace

And this is why:

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:07 PM

8. Blizzard games asks for that too...

 

I had my account hacked and it took me weeks to get a hold of them on the toll free number. I was sent an email of what to do for reinstatement and besides the long, tedious requests there was one to provide a government issue photo ID. Now why would I trust them to have that secure when my account was hacked.

So I replied they can go and screw themselves. In the summer I'm going to have an 'Office Space' moment and the D3 disk, accompanied by a baseball bat.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:09 PM

9. I am so happy to have left Facebook ..it should be called Farcebook...

I prefer Twitter.. in so many ways.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:18 AM

17. I'm starting to gravitate toward Twitter

 

I am actually going through a whole social media/web presence revamp.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:51 PM

12. In Facebook We Trust

as in, Fuck Facebook.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:58 PM

13. Good policy. Could crack down of cyberbullying and spam accounts.

 

If only Twitter would do the same.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:59 AM

14. I don't use Facebook and never will.

I value my privacy too much.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:52 AM

15. did you know that facebook is part of the CIA?

 





Max Schrems shows the data collected on him after 1 year of "membership".
Every person in the EU has the right to access all the data that a company is holding about him/her. We don't have laws like this in the US because most people can't concentrate on one topic long enough to understand the concept.

see what data farcebook collects on YOU
http://europe-v-facebook.org/EN/Data_Pool/data_pool.html
Example:
Last Location. Shows the last location that facebook got from you. It is unclear how facebook is gathering this information. They might be a mixture of check-ins, data gathered from apps (e.g. on the iPhone), pictures that are geo-tagged, events you have visited, or the location of the last used IP address.

Example:
Time 2011-04-16 18:51:27 UTC
Latitude 37.34688913
Longitude 121.94080227
Altitude 0
Accuracy 675
Altitude Accuracy -1
Heading -1
Speed -1


Sooner or later, facebook will demand Gov Id from everyone, just as Paypal is doing now.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:11 AM

16. because they know idiots will comply

and facebook = HUGE source of idiots

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:21 AM

18. Do you think it could be verification of minors vs. Adults?

 

I have seen some really risquť photos posted by my friends' teens who are not of age. But it could be copyright stuff as well.

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