Twitter and Facebook eyed for benefit applications

Under the Cabinet Office scheme people wanting to apply for services ranging from benefits and tax credits to passports will be able to access them using their logins for websites such as Twitter and Facebook. Once they have logged on via computer or mobile phone, the social networking site will send an email confirming their identity to the relevant government agency, the Cabinet Office said. The government has denied that the scheme is equivalent to an identity card.

via The Guardian Twitter, Facebook Eyed For Benefit Applications 05/10/2012.

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