Unreliable security: Why does Facebook ask you for your phone number?

You enter your Facebook account, from & # 39; another device and instantly The social network asks you for a phone number to verify that everyone who opens the account is you.

Although the argument of the Facebook directive is it is "to protect your safety", For some, this action is a dual purpose, which has nothing to do with data protection.

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Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge is one of those, The businessman has & # 39; tweets & # 39; tweets & # 39; published what the social network put in the media look.

"For years, Facebook has claimed to add a 2FA two-factor authentication phone number, requesting an additional password password, It was just a security issue. Now the number can be searched, and there is no way to deactivate it, "the historian and businessman said, and is also vice president of the Emoji Unicode Subcommittee.

The driver says that if you agreed to give your number as "security measure", then & # 39; a user You cannot specifically choose to be used for that purpose.

What the Facebook spokespersons have confirmed There was never a way to add a phone number "just for two factor verification".

Burge complains that the social network is asking the number with the excuse to make the account safer And, once awarded, the user can't choose if he doesn't want someone to use it to find you.

As far as believes that with this "security measure" people can find you through the social network, and it violates your privacy.

If you want to protects the important Facebook data, follow these steps:

-To eliminate your Facebook number; You must select "Settings and Privacy" in the main menu. Then go to "Personal Information", you can see your name, email address and phone number.

You go to the "Remove" option and confirm the change by entering your password and & # 39; a confirmation email. If you use the application of your computer, select "Personal Information" from there under "Settings" You can access and delete your number.

Willmary Montilla – Colombia.com

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