Recently there are reports circulating about certain Instagram and Facebook users who are finding themselves locked out of their accounts for violating the ToS associated with each site. Before being allowed back into their accounts, these people are being asked to upload an image of a government issued photo ID before being allowed back onto the site.
According to those who have been asked to provide an ID, not all forms of identification have been accepted by the two sites and those people are being asked to provide a copy of their birth certificate before regaining control over their account. Many are confused about whether these requests are legitimate or if it is the work of a knowledgeable phisher.
A spokesman for Facebook, which owns both sites, said, “Instagram occasionally removes accounts due to violation of terms and, depending on the violation, may ask people to upload IDs for verification purposes.”
Instagram just updated its ToS on January 19th. While it can be understood why Facebook would verify a user’s identity as it requires account holders to use their real names, there is no such requirement for Instagram which makes the demand for ID a bit puzzling for users of that site. The photo sharing social network might eventually join Facebook and request account holders to use their real names, but for now it is not a requirement for Instagram.
Twitter is about to give all of its users a bit more of a face online as well. While select users have had access to revamped profiles for a few months, Twitter confirmed today that all of its users would be allowed into the party starting December 12th.
The main addition here is the use of a header photo, and if you’ve got any questions on the hows and whys, there’s a cute video just after the break to explain all.
Via : Twitter
Big news in instant messaging Facebook Messenger Facebook social network as it is now accessible to all without necessarily having a Facebook account!
Simply download the application, giving his name and phone number and your address book is immediately synchronized to find other users with whom Facebook Messenger chat and exchange photos.
In a first step, update Facebook Messenger application will be deployed on Android and iOS later on. With this new feature, Facebook attack not only SMS but also other services sector as WhatsApp, KIK or even BBM.
Samasung has suffered a very public and costly defeat to Apple in the US courts, but even with that Samsung hasn’t lost its zeal in marketing itself up against Apple’s latest iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 full feature list has been detailed now, and Samsung hasn’t took to long to make a spec sheet comparison. And you can see the result by yourself.
The cherry atop this cake of provocation is the slogan “it doesn’t take a genius,” which simultaneously pokes fun at Apple’s Genius store employees and implies that choosing the Galaxy S III over the iPhone 5 is a no-brainer.
Well! we will see how the iPhone 5 will deal with its launch, and how much solds will gathers, knowing that Samsung Galaxy S III has already reached the milestone of 20 millions units sold.
Source : Samsung