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FACEBOOK demanding Photo I.D to re-access my account? Anyone else?

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posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 12:39 AM

originally posted by: AnteBellum
a reply to: Melbourne_Militia

I got tossed off of Facebook in 2010 for saying how useless the TSA was in stopping a hijacking attempt. It was a closed discussion between 5 of my like minded friends and we even gave a warning to the TSA that 5 people could each carry pieces of a device onto a jet freely and put it together, their system wouldn't catch them.
10 minutes later account closed, no response to emails. It was a good thing in hindsight.

You got listed to the NSA watchdog now.

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 03:07 AM
a reply to: Stormdancer777
I don't either.I don't even use my home sate.Much to the chagrin of them and some friends I've met.

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 04:34 AM
I see a lot of people essentially complaining that they were breaking the rules and now that they have been caught are mad that the rules were there in the first place. Ever since the inception of Facebook part of the ToS was that you were agreeing that all the information you put in your profile was factual. If you are using a "handle" or other sort of name, it is against the rules. Now they have decided to enforce those rules.

Think of it this way: In court you are told to tell the truth and you swear an oath. Using a fake name on Facebook is the same thing as lying under oath. You promised to tell the truth and went ahead and lied and now are angry that you are caught in your lie.

I have no sympathy for people that don't read the fine print then complain when it bites them in the ass.

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 04:40 AM
a reply to: Melbourne_Militia

That is creepy.

Thanks for sharing.

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 04:41 AM
a reply to: Melbourne_Militia

yea.. me too.
Daughters Fraped my account.. with a name change.
I can't change it back until i provide evidence of who i am.

WTF is that all about?

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 07:14 AM
I had FB for a little while, then I stopped using it/ turned off my account. I'm glad I did too. I'm a much happier person, not seeing the news feeds of "friends"/ the unthinking majority. Whenever I tried to interject with REAL info, it was usually quashed by that same majority, because it either was depressing (as most real news is these days), or just too complicated/ controversial for most. I actually lost a few "friends" because of it. Which I dont mind.

You'd have to be crazy to use such a moronic website these days.

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 09:34 AM
a reply to: Melbourne_Militia

Another milestone for farcebook.

The only reason that I use it (and I use it rarely) because it's free- I have friends abroad and the cost of a call is astronomical. I've tried to convince them into emailing me instead but they have joined the dark side and now the most I'll get out of them is a pointless status update.

And then there's the spam alerts-and that's exactly what they are-spam. It's a way for them to get you to log in again.
My inbox is stuffed with these:

"Cake, you have notifications pending."
"Cake, you have notifications pending."
"Cake, you have notifications pending."
"Cake, you have notifications pending."
"Cake, you have notifications pending."

I haven't been on facebook in 3 months! why should I be notified of actions that don't concern me whatsoever?

I'm lucky because I was onto them before I created my account. I only use my Initials and not my full name, I don't post personal details, and I don't post anything that could be intercepted and interpreted as fifth columnist.

edit on 14-9-2014 by Thecakeisalie because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 09:42 AM
I have not been on FB for 2 years & I still get those notifications.
I don't remember what name I used to sign up & I don't want to
sign in just to find out.
Some of the notifications are that I've been tagged in a photo.

A friend of mine told me that I needed to sign in & reset my
privacy settings because they change things every 6 months
or so...I don't know, maybe it's best to just leave it & stay off.


posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 09:58 AM
Facebook is a private company and can request anything they want from you. As their patron you can play by their rules, or not use their service.

That being said....that is extremely creepy. I'll bet no one reported anything. Somehow Facebook 'knew' you weren't using your real name, and then it 'knew' that when you 'fixed' the problem it still wasn't your real name. And yeah, your discussions and browsing history could have totally put you on a watch list.

I have a writing partner in Norway and he sent me this near future dystopia story idea last week. I swear to God it had every catch word you could imagine. 'Terrorist' 'explosives' 'rebels' etc. I about had a heart attack. And something that innocent could totally put someone on 'their' radar.

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 10:03 AM
Here is a drag queen with the same complaint. Seems people want the government to force Facebook to operate the business as they choose.

On Wednesday, Facebook's policy of only allowing legal names on personal accounts ran headlong into a drag queen. According to a report by the Daily Dot, performer Sister Roma, whose legal ID actually reads Michael Williams, found herself locked out of her account with a prompt asking that her profile name be changed to the legal one as it "appears on your driver's license or credit card," as per Facebook's official real-name policy.


posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 10:04 AM

originally posted by: Melbourne_Militia
Ladies and Gentlment,

The social network and CIA data-mining operation we all call "Facebook" has taken it to a new level in my books. I would appreciate it if anyone else who has encountered similar situation could offer some advise.

1. I use an acronym for my surname on Facebook. This is to keep people from finding me or requesting to be friends that I dont want. I have my own little social circle of friends and thats it.

2. a Month ago Facebook closed my account and requested I changed my screen name to my proper I just added an extra letter to my acronym I use instead of my surname and they let me back on.

3. This morning my account closed and I received this message:
Screen Shot of Facebook request

In order to proceed then next screen asks you to upload a file copy of your identification in order for Facebook to verify who you are.

Why? Why does Facebook have to verify who I am? I am not doing anything illegal or wrong. [yada yada yada yada]

are they?
are they doing anything illegal or wrong?

facebook is a corporation. a private entity. they provide a service, you choose wether you wanna use it or not. by using it, you agree to their T&C.

and this is where the problem is. IN YOU.
you were trying to be smart, screwing them by faking your surname twice, then when they've limited your access to the service and gave you an option to fix that (are they forcing you?), you come here crying that they violate your privacy?

that's complete BS, FUD and a mount everest of retardedness.

guess what. they could just delete all your data and account, and give you a message 'you have violated our T&C, your access to our service is hereby terminated, go f... yourself'.

don't get me wrong. i'm not saying facebook isn't evil (google is much worse though).

but when i see attitude like this, it just makes me want to vomit in disgust. people all over the world, people like you, consider some things to be some kind of their damn holy right. well, guess what. you have right to code and launch your own facebook, if you can. the services available online - be it facebook, twitter, google or whatever else - are services that may be free, but the fact that they are free, does NOT give you an unconditional right to use them, under ANY circumstances. you agree to their T&C (which they can define as they wish and you have nothing to say in that matter, because if you could create such service you would be able to do the same), you can use them. you violate their T&C - expect to be treated like a common criminal.

why? because if it would be your service, provided for free, and people would try to screw you over, you would act the same way, or you would just cut the access to your service for them.

they've asked you nicely about your surname (and you've agreed to give it to them because of their T&C), they've asked you twice, you gave them your middle finger. and now you expect them to believe you?

grow up.

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 10:18 AM
a reply to: georgezip

"While I refuse to hold a FB account due to the privacy issues, me three cats all have FB accounts with over 500 cats as friends. The names are so ridiculous that FB could not mistake them for real names, and one look at the friends-list showing each with 30 friends named Scrambles makes me think they are only looking to boot persons that rock the Zuckerboat. If they ask for ID should I send them the rabies vaccination certificate?"

Here ya go:

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 10:29 AM
I have an extensive FB network.
11 pages and admin pages that total over 10k people.
My personal FB page does not have my real name on it and I have never been "busted".
I will never give my real name to FB or any other site.

If I even do get "busted" I'll just photoshop up an ID and that will be that.

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:11 AM
a reply to: Melbourne_Militia

It's a HOAX

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 11:26 AM

originally posted by: Staroth
a reply to: Melbourne_Militia

It's a HOAX

not surprised

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 12:38 PM
Lol, apparently Facebook says they do not allow fake identities but pets are on Facebook. Maybe I could add a lizard in my yard. The only reason I use it is to show a relative without a computer pics that other relatives choose to put on there instead of sharing via email. Other than using it for that purpose I hate the site. Whenever I log on with my iPad, I only have a matter of seconds before it drops. Whether that is two seconds or a whopping 60 seconds I never know.

I have almost all notifications turned off. I only have about 12 friends on there and people can not become my friend without approval. My relatives are scattered all over the US so for my sisters and nieces, it can be a way to keep track of what they are up to. My brothers never post on there. I talk very little to my relatives so it can be useful to find out so and so had a baby, etc, etc. without calling a dozen people every month.

Out of curiosity I logged in. It kicked me back out in less than 3 seconds. My youngest sister posts on there like it's a blog to discuss almost all her family matters. She may not even realize many government agencies can access the information regardless of her settings.
edit on 14/9/14 by orionthehunter because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 12:43 PM
a reply to: Hijinx

Your full name, D.O.B., Mothers Maiden Name, Home address, give nothing towards stealing your identity. Its fine, just give out the three numbers on the back of your credit card too.

I use my real name, but all other info is false. I literally just had a conversation with a young brazillian woman which ended in "do you have facebook, what's your facebook name". I don't want to delete it, I totally understand the evil but it's just too tempting. I would lose too many people.

I'm careful what I write on there though. It's not the place to spread 911 truth or any kind of social comment. Just find out where your friends are, when the party is and leave it at that. Play crush candy if you must.

Hopefully they will fully enforce this rule and it will push everyone onto a new site with screen-names.

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 01:04 PM
a reply to: numberjuggler

I had screen names only on yahoo and a financial web site. The financial site dropped the fake name and required my real name. I only made like 3 posts in the last 2 years since the change. I'm wondering if that was too much. Yahoo just totally dropped my account. I remembered when they wanted to confirm my identity by requiring my cell phone number. Idiots I thought. Not everyone uses a cell phone.

After reading about government snooping, I am not being paranoid. Our government has run amock thinking they need to track and record everything about all of us. That is not necessary. In fact our government probably would be a whole lot more efficient if they stopped tracking everyone and everything and only targeted and collected data on people who travel overseas to countries involved in terrorism, the mentally disturbed who have weapons, and anyone expressing a valid interest in violence to others online or on the phone. Forget everyone else. They are just bogging up the system and are not a threat.

I think our government values quantity over speed and efficiency. Collect data on everyone, take forever to find real threats. Facebook is just an example.

edit on 14/9/14 by orionthehunter because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 03:13 PM

originally posted by: Staroth
a reply to: Melbourne_Militia

It's a HOAX

Beleive me its not a hoax as I cannot access the account at all as the same message requesting government issues photo i.d. keep coming up.

your link is from March 2014 so not very current. things might have changed since then, I know they have for me.

posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 03:29 PM
I dont use FaceBook nor am i against it in any way because i am basically indifferent towards it. I have family members who absolutely love it and they are the non-computer people so it did make it easier for them to navigate etc.

But gee, idk, use your real name on facebook? Well isnt that the whole point?

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