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Facebook is Now Allowing Anyone to Look You Up Using Your Security Phone Number, With No Way to Opt Out

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For years Facebook had been encouraging its users to secure their account with two-factor authentication (2FA) by prompting them to enter their phone number so they could get a text with a security code login when logging into their account from a new device for the first time.

Now, Facebook is allowing anyone to look up a user by their phone number, the same phone number that was supposed to be for security purposes only.

Facebook also won’t let users opt out of this privacy violation they never opted in to.

In a statement to TechCrunch, a company spokesperson said, “We appreciate the feedback we’ve received about these settings and will take it into account.”

Curated from FastCompany

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