Facebook Buys Confirm.io, An ID Authentication Startup

Facebook has acquired Confirm.io, the Boston-based ID cards Authentication Company. In the long-run, Confirm.io’s technology could also push Facebook to become a virtual ID card. Companies such as Veridium ID and Trusona are already exploring the role of government-issued ID in a world dominated by biometrics and mass identity theft…So, Facebook might be weighing an option to act as a driver’s license or passport.

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