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It appears that Facebook is now requiring at least some people to provide godvernment issued ID.

Fury at Facebook as login requests “Government ID” from users

Thousands of Facebook users have vented their fury at the social media site on Twitter after they were locked out of the site, and were requested to provide “Government ID” to log back in.

Similar mass lockouts have occurred on Facebook in the past, most recently in January this year. At that time, the ID request was in response to claims that users’ accounts had been hacked.

“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,” Facebook said at the time.

This is the first mass lockout and ID request to have taken place since the NSA government data trawling revelations, and it seems to have outraged users to a greater extent.

At the time of publication, Facebook have not issued any public comment or confirmation.
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Like? Unlike? ;)

If they wish to make the decision to quit it easy then by all means. If anything this deserves a Like  :harhar:

Facebook is now claiming it was "a mistake" and has issued an apology (of sorts.)

More here.

Stoic Joker:
And they had a provision in the system to check 'government issued IDs' already in place where it could be "accidentally" enabled...why exactly??

They got some explaining to do .. NSAy what?

They got some explaining to do .. NSAy what?
-Stoic Joker (October 29, 2013, 02:12 PM)
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You owe me a keyboard!  ;D


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