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Re: Facebook CAPTCHA verification, when is account verification required (for social mediaaccessibility study)

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From: D Hubbard
Date: Apr 28, 2011 7:54PM


I too have periodically been asked to insert username and password on FB.
However, I haven't done much traveling either. Interesting question for
sure.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John E Brandt" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "'WebAIM Discussion List'" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Facebook CAPTCHA verification,when is account
verification required (for social mediaaccessibility study)


> I've never seen this. I have been asked to re-insert username and
> password,
> but never a CAPTCHA. G-mail does the same thing and when you try to access
> your iTunes from a different machine, it will require you to re-enter the
> security number from the back of your credit card.
>
> Granted I have only traveled around the US.
>
> John E. Brandt
> www.jebswebs.com
> <EMAIL REMOVED>
> 207-622-7937
> Augusta, Maine, USA
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Birkir R.
> Gunnarsson
> Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:15 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [WebAIM] Facebook CAPTCHA verification, when is account
> verification required (for social media accessibility study)
>
> Hi everyone and sorry if this seems very off topic.
>
> I am participating in a study of m.facebook.com and other Facebook
> accessibility alternatives for visually impaired users.
> We have been wondering when Facebook requires users to verify their
> accounts
> using CAPTCHA and what rules apply.
> Of course they do when they create their account in, but, in my own
> experience, Faceook also requires account verification whenever a user
> changes locations significantly (I have experienced this when traveling
> from
> NC to California and of course when travelling within Europe).
> I do not know precisely how they do this, some type of DNS look up, or
> what
> criteria they use, but if someone has actually worked with this and can
> point me to a page with rules on when users will be required to verify
> their
> account (by using CAPTCHA) it would be a very useful information tidbit
> for
> the paper.
> Thanks everyone.
> -Birkir
>