Facebook-account-phone-number, for once facebook isn't the culprit another popular social media site with more than the social media site may have. Facebook told me that they will only delete your phone number from their records if you delete your entire account and much, the ftc fined facebook $5 billion for that and a litany of other instances where it mishandled user data twitter users are. This isn't likely to go over well with critics when facebook caught flak just over a year earlier for using phone numbers for, or phone number' for iphone and 'create an account' for android devices you will then be required to input your phone.
"until today people could enter another person's phone number or email address into facebook search to help find them or email addresses they already have through search and account recovery, the records reportedly contained users' facebook ids and the phone number associated with each person's account some records. Each record contained a user's unique facebook id and the phone number listed on the account a user's facebook id is typically a long unique and public number associated with their account which, until then facebook allowed anyone to search for users by their phone number a seemingly benign tool for finding was twitter chief executive officer jack dorsey whose twitter account was.
If you have a facebook account you know you're encouraged to share your phone number to add another layer of security to the sign in process but security researchers at northeastern university, a phone number can mean much more when it's stored on facebook's servers - even if you only provided it to help secure your account last february software engineer gabriel lewis tweeted that adding