Facebook uses users ‘ phone numbers to send spam

Facebook users who set up two-factor authentication using mobile number, began to receive regular SMS alerts on all account activity. The leadership of the social network did not provide an obvious opportunity to opt out, than has provoked a storm of negativity.

“When I set up two-factor authentication on Facebook, they used it to send me spam notifications — angry user Gabriel Lewis. — [Whenever I tried to answer alert], they sent my a message on my wall.”

In their indignation Lewis was supported by the majority of users, among whom were very famous people. About the obvious negative impact of Facebook wrote a famous sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. According to him, that affords a user of a social network is absolutely unacceptable and from the point of view of law and morality.

Facebook representatives were quick to justify their actions, noting that, notifying the user about all actions with accounts, just ensure their safety. “We are investigating this situation to make sure we can let users control incoming notifications”, — summed up in Facebook.

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