Published On: Tue, Jan 23rd, 2018

Facebook acquires biometric ID corroboration startup Confirm.io


Facebook has reliable to TechCrunch that it’s acquired…Confirm.io. The startup offering an API that let other companies fast determine someone’s supervision released marker label like a driver’s permit was authentic. The Boston-based startup will close down as both a group and record are rolled into Facebook, where it could assistance users who are sealed out of their accounts.

Confirm.io had lifted during slightest $4 million from investors including Cava Capital given rising 3 years ago. The 2015 seed turn saved modernized forensics used to lift information from an ID card, as good as mobile biometerics and facial approval to endorse a person’s temperament before a startup deleted a personal data

Clients could fast confederate a tech, that sped adult on-demand startup staff onboarding. Food smoothness use Doordash used Confirm.io to determine a drivers, while Notarize used it to substantiate a temperament of business looking to record documents.

The startup writes “When we launched Confirm, a goal was to turn a market’s devoted temperament fad height for that other multifactor corroboration services can build upon. Now, we’re prepared to take a subsequent step on a tour with Facebook. However, in a meantime this means all of a stream digital ID authentication program offerings will be wound down.”

Confirm.io’s ID authentication feature

Facebook tells TechCrunch “We are vehement to acquire a Confirm group to Facebook. Their record and imagination will support a ongoing efforts to keep a village safe.”

Facebook tests selfie-to-unlock feature

Facebook could potentially use a record to have people endorse their identities if they’re sealed out of their accounts after being hacked or losing their password. Back in Sep we speckled Facebook contrast a underline that let we clear your comment regulating a selfie. And given during slightest 2013, Facebook has let people mail in a duplicate of their print ID or other temperament corroboration materials in sequence to recover entrance to their account.

Since this is a full acquisition, not only an acqhire, Confirm.io’s group and tech could assistance Facebook strengthen and streamline these options. And one day, maybe Facebook could even offer as your ID label in some situations. Face ID on a iPhone X could eventually be non-stop to third-parties to energy some-more biometric confidence opposite apps. With a keys and remuneration cards apropos digitized and partial of a phone, a ID label is unequivocally a final reason we have to lift an old-school wallet.

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