Social networking site Facebook is again facing backlash for privacy matters. This time it was discovered to be coming from one of its security features. It appears that the company’s 2FA could be abused to reveal Facebook users.
Jeremy Burge, the creator of Emojipedia, uncovered this issue believed to be lingering in the platform for a long time.
What does Facebook say?
Once the issue came into light, Facebook responded by saying that it was not related to 2FA but rather due to the ‘Who can look me up?’ option.
“Today, the 'Who can look me up?' settings control how your phone number or email address can be used to look you up in other ways, such as when someone uploads your contact info to Facebook from their mobile phone," told a spokesperson to The Register.
Post the Cambridge Analytica incident in 2018, this is Facebook’s another episode violating user privacy.