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Facebook’s FriendPhotoCaptcha = Your Screwed

AdHustler.com get’s various reports about what’s going on deep in the trenches of online marketing.  One development that’s caught my eye lately is Facebook’s FriendPhotoCaptcha.  Most of us have Facebook Profiles.  Some of us (like me) get tons of friend request from random people.  Although i’ve significantly cut down on accepting friend requests from people I don’t know, I have a lot of people on my profile who quite honestly I have no idea who they are.  Since I haven’t had the time to go through all of these friends and cut out the dead weight I realized that I am putting my account at risk with Facebook’s new FriendPhotoCaptcha.

Here’s how it works.  You get a page from Facebook saying that they don’t recognize your location and that you need to “confirm your identity.”  In order to do so they put you through a FriendPhotoCaptcha test.  The test takes random Facebook photo’s (some not even of faces) and makes you pick from a list which friend it is.  I don’t know about you but I don’t know the name of a lot of my Facebook Friends by looking at their pictures.  If you get the questions wrong your account remains locked down and you can try again in an hour.

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Since becoming friends requires the permission of both parties I don’t see why being friends with people you don’t actually know well is an issue to Facebook.  I’m guessing that this FriendPhotoCaptcha is a move to ensure that everyone on your Facebook Profile is actually your friend in real life and not just online.  If not, it’s a very poorly thought out security mechanism.  Either way it makes you think twice about confirming people as your friends that you don’t actually know.

If I ever get locked out of my account I hope they don’t start quizzing me on my friends favorite foods or dating preferences.

What are your thoughts on FriendPhotoCaptcha?

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166 Comments

  1. Ahmad Raza Ahmad Raza

    my facebook account is temporarily locked, please help me for open my facebook. How can?

  2. so many responses,but no one come with solution.I’m currently having the same problem.please,help.I’m trying to identify photos that don’t even belang to my friends they were only tagged

  3. loeshi owen loeshi owen

    I am also locked. I have more then 2000 fB friends…but i don’t know every photo. Most of the time they show animals of nature pic….how do i know who’s cat or dog that is? This is a evil idea of FB. When you are mant groups then you also make friends…but you don’t know them all in real life…you are not online 24/7 to know every photo…..FB,YOU MAND crazy people! Change this evil plan!!!!!

  4. loeshi owen loeshi owen

    sometimes, their is no photo ..if they show a face then it would be easy! They are mad! I can’t log in anymore…what about my own pic? they own them now! Their evil system is to control us and we don’t have any rights,,,i am so angry!!!!!

  5. Hello am ahmad from India i want use my facebook account then they boucked Please Help me Am completly Blocked I’m trying to identify photos that don’t even i want to open my facebook profile User : A_warsi786@ibibo.com . attech this email Please open dis I So Cry Without my cute friends and my family members i Wanna to my facebook Account Please sir help :'(

  6. nkechi blessn nkechi blessn

    My facebook account have being blocked and I was asked to identify the pics of my friends which I could not identify plz o I need help

  7. devendra kumar devendra kumar

    My facebook account have
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  8. My facebook profile temporarily lockd. Please…..open my facebook accaunt,

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  10. tim tim

    This is the most rediculus BS security device I have sceen. Sanario your a totally blind user, relying on Speech output to use the computer, access facebook, twitter etc, and your account gets locked out on fb, Now how the hell is one who can’t see a dam thing suppose to verify a friend in a photo? Of course, there are no other options, oh no not answering your security question or anything else. This has me quite pissed and angry and Facebook is accessible? and has an accessibility page? my ass, not even close! No customer service, support, nothing. Still trying to figure out a workaround if any, and the people I know who have site don’t know all my facebook friends, all 60 some od of them. Yes, you are pretty screwed especiall in my case..

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  14. I can’t access my account because I don’t
    recognize anyone in the photo security check.

  15. JunTor JunTor

    I posted all my photos of family and relatives, events and special occasions on my facebook account. Now its locked and asking to identify the photos. How can I identify tag photos from friend of my friends photo. Now I am losing my precious photos. Grrrrr.

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