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There is a war on terror we all know about which shows no sign of abetting, leave alone ending any time soon, not even in a few generations to come!
Not many people are aware of a war Facebook is secretly fighting, a war on Fake Profiles. Officially Facebook has over 1.5 billion members who have signed up. However Facebook had to routinely hunt out millions of fake accounts being created by unscrupulous people, profiting from a demand for fake fans and likes, using clever software and bots.
It is not a menace just Facebook is facing. In fact it affects Twitter too. Twitter had to weed out thousands of fake accounts in their struggle for keeping the network clean.
Now that the US Presidential election is only months away, even politicians are resorting to using fake accounts on social media to influence the electorate, despite close scrutiny by the press and other activists.
It has become clear that just depending on human decency and honesty along with a set of e mail address, password and ip address is no more enough to ensure that the signed up member is real and the person he or she claims to be.
Combating this problem is not easy. However there are signs that a verification of government issued ID documentation is the only way to ensure a person’s true identity is becoming more clear to the big corporations, despite their stated policies on personal data.
For example Facebook will ask you to provide a copy of your ID document for simple log in deviation such as the location or a different country you try to login from, especially if it is one of the more suspicious locations for spurious activities such as India.
Apple.com will ask you for not only ID proof like copy of your passport but also proof of your residential address, much like a bank requires for opening an account, for opening a developer account with them.
Fortunately, with the advancement of technology like good quality photography on mobile phones, any one starting a new Social Network venture like paybook.club can take these precautions right at the beginning, without putting the user to undue stress.
For example paybook.club registration has a few simple steps like taking your selfie, taking a scan or photo of your ID proof and entering the ID number along with a few personal details to ensure that you are a real person who joins the network and not a piece of software or bot which can create an account in Facebook.
If you are worried about parting with your personal data on line, just think of how many places you have handed over these documents to be scanned and stored in some computer for some purpose.
Do you know what happens to your scanned personal data or how it is protected? In fact paybook.club protects your data in a variety of ways you will be happy to understand if only you were keen to learn. The bottom line is, when you sign up for paybook.club you can be sure that you are in a network of real people who their government says are real.