Earlier, Facebook triggered a new controversy after it confirmed that it was prompting new users to sign up with names as per Aadhaar in order to curb fake profiles. Fortunately, that is not what's happening here. Given that the prompt appears while creating a new Facebook account, there could be a possibility for the linking to make its way to the existing accounts anytime in the near future. It is to be mentioned here that this prompt is now used for a small percentage of users and can only be seen while signing-up via the mobile site by selected users. It says signing up with real name makes it easier to connect with friends and family. With the ever-increasing pool of internet users, the country is a major market for Facebook and will play a big role in the growth of the site. Facebook India further reiterated in the post that the request to enter name as per Aadhaar card was optional and not mandatory for new user registration. It is just suggesting people use the same name that is in their Aadhaar card. Facebook, of course, wants you to use your real name, and this is just one way to encourage said use.
This is what Facebook’s test looked like compared to its usual sign up page
On Thursday, the US-based social media platform issued a statement in which it termed the new process of the registration as "test" and announced that it has no plans to continue it further.
Facebook is not the first private agency to ask for Aadhaar details.
Uber Sells Stake to SoftBank, Valuing Ride-Hailing Giant at $48 Billion
Khosrowshahi, who took the top job in August after Travis Kalanick was forced to step down in June, helped negotiate the deal. Uber Technologies Inc said in September it was shutting down the auto-leasing business, which had heavy losses.
The social media giant has begun asking the details from limited users as a part of a small test in the country.
An Amazon spokesperson clarified to Inc42 that only in case of lost packages or missing delivery, where a detailed check needs to be done, does the Amazon agent ask the customer to furnish an identity proof. The new feature on the popular social media site is aimed at bringing a check on the rising number of fake accounts.
Four People Found Dead in Upstate New York Home
An Alabama man accused in the shooting death of a man and injuring four others in a domestic dispute has been arrested. Three men - 22, 29 and 57 years old - and a 49-year-old woman who lived in the home with Foster were also shot.
Council vote allows prepayment of 2018 property tax
Many state residents are scrambling to pay their taxes before a $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions goes into effect. Those payments must be credited as received in 2017 as long as they are postmarked on or before December 31, Christie says.