Facebook’s fight against spambots today includes a request for user photos using their faces “clearly” visible. Â
Wired confirmed with the social network that the check will go out to users who attempt to perform actions that spambots generally do, such as creating accounts, delivering friend requests, and creating advertisements.
Several isolated examples of the particular photo request have been spotted in the last few months by users online, yet it’s likely to start going out extensively now that Facebook is comfortable credit reporting it.
a buddy sent me this: Facebook is currently locking users out of account functions, then demanding that those users “verify” their account to get back in simply by scanning an image of their face. A PICTURE OF THEIR FACE. pic.twitter.com/T4TIsJFxX8
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It also appears that will Facebook might lock users from their accounts for hours at a time whilst they review their photos. This means this security process might not be since routine as recovering a security password, for example.
While Facebook provides promised to “permanently delete” your own picture from its servers after the procedure is complete, remember that it also lately started asking for users’ nude pictures.
Those nude photos, the business has said, will also be deleted from its machines. But now Facebook will have your deals with and your nudes â? even if really for a supposedly short time.
Anyone else feeling a little nervous?