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Facebook just asked me to send my photo...

Discussion in 'Social Networks' started by Walleey, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. #1
    Hi all!

    Today I opened my Facebook app as usual and it didn't let me in and asked to take a picture of me and send to them in order to prove it's really me.
    Did anyone have the same situation? What should I do then? I don't really want to do that.

    Please help!
    SEMrush
     
    Walleey, Aug 20, 2018 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #2
    You're on facebook and you don't want them to have your photo? You've kind of missed the point of social media.

    Or is it a sock puppet account and you can't give a photo because you can't remember whose photo you knicked or how to get another?
     
    sarahk, Aug 20, 2018 IP
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    Warren Willy Peon

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    I think you didn't catch a point. Now Facebook can ask anyone to send their photo in order to prove it is you. https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/933bi9/facebook_requires_photo_identification/

    As for me I don't like such rules as I want more or less privacy on Internet. There are apps that don't even ask for your phone or e-mail and Facebook has both of them and now I need to send them my photos for some reason.
     
    Warren Willy, Aug 23, 2018 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    If you value privacy then facebook really isn't the site for you.
    Did you follow all the Cambridge Analytica stuff? They'll find a new way to harvest your data.
     
    sarahk, Aug 23, 2018 IP
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    Buzzoid Greenhorn

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    It is high time to understand that Facebook is the most disgusting, where you can correspond and merge all your data :(
     
    Buzzoid, Sep 3, 2018 IP
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    Lester Reeves Greenhorn

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    I agree that FB is not a sufficiently confidential site. My friends are gradually moving to messengers, communicate there is much more convenient and safer. But it still remains a good platform for your advertising.
     
    Lester Reeves, Sep 3, 2018 IP
  7. Bob Reed

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    I do not think that this is a big problem. After all, Facebook already sees all your photos. He certainly is not a safe social network, but in the request of the photo there is nothing surprising.
     
    Bob Reed, Sep 3, 2018 IP
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    Of course when I post any photo I understand that almost everyone can see it, but for what reason can Facebook ask me to take a picture of me and send them. It's a little bit against my will..
     
    Konnock, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:52 AM IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    To prove it's not a fake account.
    If you just pulled a random photo from google image search you're going to struggle to send them another one.
    If it's really you, it'll take you less than 30 seconds to take and send.

    Ultimately it's up to you, there are plenty of social media sites. If Facebook has value for you then you'll comply, if it doesn't you won't.
     
    sarahk, Sep 20, 2018 at 4:29 AM IP
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    They trying to broke private life of everyone.
    What a pity!
     
    MatBerrows, Sep 20, 2018 at 5:20 AM IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    How do you come to that conclusion?
     
    sarahk, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:51 PM IP
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    also FB don't let me log in my account it is asking for a passport photo
    i think this is FB new strategy for privacy
     
    mikeAff, Sep 21, 2018 at 4:03 AM IP