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Facebook just acquired technology to quickly verify someone’s ID

January 24, 2018

Facebook just purchased a startup that allows its customers to quickly verify that someone’s identification documentation is authentic.

It’s unclear at this time what Facebook plans to do with the technology, but it’s not unreasonable to assume that Facebook may use tech in the future to verify the identity of users and make account recovery a relatively simple process.

Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch the acquisition, although it’s not known how much Facebook paid. Facebook had little to say about the purchase:

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