Facebook doesn’t wait when it comes to getting to know its users, who have turned it into one of the giants of the internet.
Now, the most popular social network has announced that it has acquired Confirm.io, a platform specializing in remote verification of government-issued documents, such as a driving license or ID’s.
Confirm.io appeared on the market three years ago, but at the same time recorded a turnover of four million dollars. Now the platform joins the Facebook office in Boston. A Facebook spokesman confirmed that the acquisition was intended to “support our ongoing efforts to keep the community safe” but refused to provide further details.
The new technology made available to Facebook will allow the social networking giant to ask you to send an identity card if your account has been blocked. Facebook has a strict policy regarding the use of your “genuine name”, a policy designed to ensure that people do not create anonymous accounts or steal someone else’s identity.
This policy has not always been easy to apply. Thus, technology such as the one they have just acquired may be able to eliminate such issues. The social giant has acquired Confirm.io technology and its employees, and eventually the company will shut down its products.
The business was also announced by Confirm.io on their site. ” We’re excited to announce that we have agreed to be acquired by Facebook! This is the culmination of three years of hard work building technology that will keep people safe and secure online. 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. Now, we’re ready to take the next step on our journey with Facebook”