或许有一天， iPhone X上的脸部识别码最终可以向第三方开放，以便在各种应用程序中提供更多的生物识别安全性。随着我们的钥匙和支付卡成为数字化和我们的手机的一部分，身份证真的是你必须携带一个老派钱包的最后一个原因。
Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s acquired… Confirm.io. The startup offered an API that let other companies quickly verify someone’s government-issued identification card, like a driver’s license, was authentic. The Boston-based startup will shut down as both its team and technology are rolled into Facebook, where it could help users who are locked out of their accounts.
Confirm.io had raised at least $4 million from investors, including Cava Capital, since launching three years ago.
Facebook could potentially use the technology to have people confirm their identities if they’re locked out of their accounts after being hacked or losing their password. Back in September we spotted Facebook testing a feature that let you unlock your account using a selfie. And since at least 2013, Facebook has let people mail in a copy of their photo ID or other identity verification materials in order to regain access to their account.
And one day, perhaps Facebook could even serve as your ID card in some situations. Face ID on the iPhone X could eventually be opened to third parties to power more biometric security across apps. With our keys and payment cards becoming digitized and part of our phone, the ID card is really the last reason you have to carry an old-school wallet.