The following is an excerpt from Mark Wycislik-Wilson | November 29, 2017 | Betanews.com |
Some Facebook users have reported that the social network is asking them to upload a selfie as a means of verifying their identity.
It seems that the company is testing out a new form of captcha as it asks that you "upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face." Just like Facebook's recent idea that users could protect themselves against revenge porn by uploading naked images of themselves, the test is likely to raise concerns about privacy.
In a bid to allay these fears, Facebook assures users that "we'll check [your selfie] and then permanently delete it from our servers." While it is apparent that Facebook is testing this feature, at the moment it is not clear on what sort of scale the test is being conducted, or whether the feature will hit the mainstream eventually or not.
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