Why Did Facebook Just Buy This Company That Verifies Government-Issued IDs ?
Facebook has acquired Confirm.io, a startup that verified government-issued identification for third-party businesses. In addition to ID cards, Confirm.io’s service also handled biometrics and facial recognition data. The three-year-old, Boston-based company announced the acquisition on its site, stating that it will shut down as Facebook slurps it up into its empire. TechCrunch first confirmed the news with Facebook. Facebook sent Gizmodo the same statement that it shared with other (...)