Monday, 17 December, 2018

Facebook Clarifies that Users Are Not Supposed to Link Aadhar Card

Facebook may soon display Aadhaar prompt for new users to curb fake accounts Facebook may soon ask you to link your account with your Aadhaar Card
Allan Lindsey | 29 December, 2017, 02:37

It has been confirmed that Facebook is not collecting Aadhaar data of users in any form and doesn't even require to enter their Aadhaar name when shown the prompt.

The social media giant Facebook has landed in the conspiracy soup by asking new users to give their names "as per Aadhaar". Fortunately, that is not what's happening here. But, to avoid the duplicate accounts, the Facebook has created the Aadhar Card prompt to enter the genuine name as in the Aadhar Card.

In some countries, Facebook also advises users to take a picture using front camera to activate facial recognition mode.

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In a statement given to Gadget360 on the testing of this new feature, a Facebook spokesman said, "We want to make sure people can use the names they're known by on Facebook, and can easily connect with friends and family".

Facebook has clarified that it's not asking new users in India, the company's largest market outside the United States with over 200 million users, for their Aadhaar information while signing up for a new Facebook account. We weren't able to reproduce the prompt. Because people assume all sorts of things with Aadhaar whether Facebook will use it for data mining and what else will be asked the moment Aadhaar is mentioned. There was no message related to real name when we tried the same using other networks. Facebook now has no such plans to pan out this feature to more users. "Amazon continues to look for the most robust practices towards customer support and this process is only done in limited cases where a detailed check is needed for a missing or wrong delivery". In April 2017, the Aadhaar details of 1.4 Mn registered users were made public on the Jharkhand Directorate of Social Security. It doesn't ask any further details about your Aadhaar apart from the name and there's no privacy issue attached to it. With the new move of providing the username as per the Aadhaar card, Facebook is basically aiming at curbing the number of fake accounts on the social media platform. The reason is that UID is an easy way to verify one's account on Twitter and Facebook.

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