Facebook won’t keep your two-factor phone number truly private

Facebook won’t keep your two-factor phone number truly private

Facebook has been accused of abusing a security feature. This comes after it was found using phone numbers initially handed over for account safety for other purposes. Since 2011, Facebook has asked users for their phone numbers in order to enable ’two-factor authentication’. Now, users are faced with a privacy setting that asks them who can look them up using that number.

DivineDawn 1 year

yet another reason to avoid Facebook or delete your account

Steven Cline
Steven Cline 1 year

LMAO. People really thought they could trust Facebook?

Randy Souse-Git
Randy Souse-Git 1 year

#NoFaceTwitInstaSnap Kill it. Kill it with fire.

Mister Manager
Mister Manager 1 year

Deactivated my FB account 2.5 years ago and I dont miss it.

Sir_Kutz 1 year

In college Zuck was quoted to saying something along the lines of “I realized I had something when I noticed I had the SSNs of most students”. Since then I have not trusted him or his companies one bit.

Tish Tosh
Tish Tosh 1 year

Here's my take on the matter. If you put something in writing, assume someone will see it. If you put something on the internet, assume a stranger will see it. If a stranger has access to something, assume they will share it. Period. If you don't want people to have access to something, don't write it down, and definitely don't put it online. If there are laws and contracts protecting your privacy, you would still need to spend lots of time and money defending those contracts if need be. If its so important to you that even an illegal break in contract could ruin you, just don't write it down. Ever. On any medium.

chrisretusn 1 year

Facebook does not have my number, it ask for it frequently, but has not required it.

Overruled! Official
Overruled! Official 1 year

Now I understand the meaning of “If a product is free, you are the product.”

Turn N Burn
Turn N Burn 1 year

Don't give them the number. You don't have to.

DKO 1 year

Last year, Twitter was caught conspiring with Saudi Arabia to arrest and murder a journalist, by providing his private information (namely his phone number) which was used to hunt him down. https://metro.co.uk/2018/11/09/twitter-gave-saudi-arabia-information-about-journalist-who-ended-up-dead-8123873/

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

No shit Sherlock

Notsurewewillsee 1 year

What!?!? Facebook has never given anyone’s information ever... And if you believe that I can sell you the Golden State Bridge in Tennessee.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 1 year

Really? [Sarcasm]

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 1 year

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

Binx1 1 year

everyone needs to calm down. every APP asked to E-mail and/or phone number. every person has used it. i do all the time i mean really" forgot my password. yes 10* in a row. even those silly questions. what year did you graduate? All our info is out there we post it. When your S.O.L.and not thinking, ill give my # I need to get into my account. i have never used or had a facebook. I could almost guarantee (mainstream) app offers this feature. Were provided our free service. so we let them control and/or keep files, share files 3rd partys. We pay more money for phones. than any where i think in thr would. new devices. you pay thousands for. it lasts 2 years. usually less. but were too cheap to get a vpn. there was an episode on king of the hill. long time ago. and i cant remember any characters names but. eds wife and a few of the others followed there 1 neighbor. because Peggy realized, He was a "consumer" they were making money by purchasing stock on specifically, anything he purchased. Now, think adds, GPS. everyone uses a card credit. not cash. all this cash back options are good. you did not have to pay for an education, to know your being ripped off and cheated. honestly,. There is a quote " I don't hate the guys on wall street Washington, there probably not all that bad. I am very pissed they dont have to suffer" So i think we need to start asking ourselves. what comprimises we have made.

Guy Harrison
Guy Harrison 1 year

yup never gave it because of mistrust

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 1 year

Glad I never got a Facebook account in the 1st place.

Cary Brown
Cary Brown 1 year

No Facebook don't need my phone number no matter how much they nag me for it! I feel vindicated by yet another betrayal from them.

Mr. A
Mr. A 1 year

I wouldn't trust anything on the internet with private info, including here.

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