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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.
    SEMrush
    Please help!
     
    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 Greenhorn

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    #3
    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
  4. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #4
    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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    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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    #6
    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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    Konnock Greenhorn

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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 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 IP
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    They trying to broke private life of everyone.
    What a pity!
     
    MatBerrows, Sep 20, 2018 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    How do you come to that conclusion?
     
    sarahk, Sep 20, 2018 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 IP
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    #13
    Passport photo?? Maybe he also will ask for a passport scan? In order to prove you're a real person?
    It went too far already and I think it's the exact time to stop using Facebook at all!
     
    Warren Willy, Sep 21, 2018 IP
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    Wiredphase Peon

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    #14
    This will be a bit hard to move away from Facebook at this point, may be in future we can move out.. There are different options to Facebook but they do not have all features.
     
    Wiredphase, Sep 28, 2018 IP
  15. Warren Willy

    Warren Willy Greenhorn

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    What features are you speaking about? I think a messenger is enough for chatting as all the other stuff like photos or some news you can find in other apps like Instagram or Twitter.
     
    Warren Willy, Oct 1, 2018 IP
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    #16
    I think your account tried to hack. I would recommend you do this. This is an extra protection to your page.
     
    Orol, Oct 5, 2018 IP
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    Warren Willy Greenhorn

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    #17
    I would not recommend to do that as I think that in the era of privacy no one has a right to ask you for such things like sending something in order to prove it's you.
    They can ask to verify yourself with mobile number as it's connected to your page, but not to send a photo.
     
    Warren Willy, Oct 6, 2018 IP
  18. Orol

    Orol Greenhorn

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    #18
    This is a new way to protect your account on Facebook. Have you heard of this? This appeared after hacking a large number of pages.
     
    Orol, Oct 12, 2018 IP
  19. Warren Willy

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    #19
    They have to work on their privacy then and not force users to do such things.
    I can send my picture to my friend or parents, but not there!
     
    Warren Willy, Oct 15, 2018 IP
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    Orol Greenhorn

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    #20
    You will send it to the messenger who praises your information. Use the services of pigeons)))
     
    Orol, Oct 15, 2018 IP