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Social AUTH Patent

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 15:03:29 +1000
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Article Appeared [1] on entrepreneur "Someday, Your Facebook Friends May
Determine Whether You Get a Loan"

Found the patent [2] Abstract is as follows

Authorization and authentication based on an individual's social network

*Abstract*

In particular embodiments, a method includes accessing a graph structure
comprising a plurality of nodes and edges where each node represents a
user, receiving a request to transmit content related to a first user to a
second user, and prohibiting transmission of the content to the second user
if the first user and the second user are connected in the graph structure
through a series of edges and nodes that comprises an unauthorized node.


[1] http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/249229
[2]
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=4&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PTXT&S1=((%22facebook%22.ASNM.)+AND+%40PD%3E%3D20150804%3C%3D20151231)&OS=AN/%22facebook%22+AND+ISD/8/4/2015-%3E12/31/2015&RS=(AN/%22facebook%22+AND+ISD/20150804-%3E20151231)
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