Tuesday 5 March 2019

Uproar Over Facebook 2FA Privacy Violation

Facebook has been caught red-handed again, so say privacy wonks. They accuse Zuckerberg’s crew of misusing phone numbers given to it for use in two-factor authentication.

Said wonks say Facebook is sharing the data with Instagram and WhatsApp to secretly link your profiles together. And that it lets miscreants look you up by your phone number, subjecting your identity to stalking, social engineering and other malicious awfulness. Facebook is also accused of violating GDPR, for using the numbers without consent.

Yet Facebook spokesdroids are unrepentant. In this inaugural SB Blogwatch, we phone a friend.

Read more: securityboulevard.com/2019/03/uproar-over-facebook-2fa-privacy-violation

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