That’s fair enough if you’re comfortable with sharing that additional information with Facebook – we just didn’t like their wording which gives users the impression that there’s something seriously wrong with how they have defended their Facebook account.But what if you did follow Facebook’s recommendation and gave them your mobile phone number to enhance your account’s security?
David Schwartzberg is a Senior Security Engineer at Barracuda Networks, a security company where he specializes in network security.Utilizing his 6 years accounting experience and combined 17 years Info Tech and Info Sec experience, he speaks regularly with technology executives and professionals to help protect their corporate secrets and stay compliant.I clicked on ‘Account’ - ‘Contacts’ – and there they were: the mobile numbers of 213 friends.I estimated that about fifteen are people I know well, and a good number more are former or current colleagues.I compiled a list of graphics pointing to some of my Facebook friends whose mobile numbers are now visible to me, even though they almost certainly never intended to share them.
I smudged their mobile numbers to respect their privacy. Some time ago, Facebook started posting messages on users’ accounts saying that their account protection status was “very low”, and they should increase their protection.Some of your Facebook friends may be listed in your phone book because you synched your Facebook account with your i Phone or Android smartphone using the Facebook app.Be sure to tell your smartphone not to sync with Facebook in future if you’re not comfortable with this and, at the same time, you should disable Facebook’s ability to email your non-Facebook contacts with a reminder to join Facebook every two weeks. Asking your users to opt in when new features and services become available is a much better approach to keep them happy and using your services than forcing them to opt out. Text with the ones you like and block the ones you don't. You are joined into a chat room with all these people you dont even know. You will find there different kind of personalities: wealthy businessmen, hot girls, married women, lesbians, gays, addictive role play gamers, charming ladies, student teenagers, friendly foreigners, single asians, black people, caucasians, etc. Block)3) Founders and moderators of chat rooms have a new menu: press any message in a chat room you control to Report/Ban messages easily4) Delete any of your messages in a private chat by long pressing it - Delete5) Improved spam protection and security: - new private chats allow the founder to describe the reason for a chat in 1 message- the receivers of the new chats have an option to easily accept, report and delete the chat in a pop up menu6) People section works faster7) People section recovers part of the contacts if installing the app on a different device I just downloaded the app yesterday, and honestly I was overwhelmed at first.ALL THE PHONE NUMBERS IN YOUR CELL PHONE are now on Facebook.