Facebook is fighting identity theft in India, but it should be doing it globally


Every Facebook account comes with a profile picture, but how can we prevent these often personal photos from being stolen? Facebook has some ideas. In India, it recently introduced new measures – including a download guard and watermark – to fight the phenomenon. They’re useful tools, but user education must continue so that everyone understands and uses the platform’s privacy controls. Stealing identifying information from social media sites is a favoured form of identity theft. Typically it involves taking a user’s publicly available data such as addresses, phone numbers, gender, date of birth and photos, and using them to create…

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Author: Ritesh Chugh

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