I didn't want my coworkers to see my dog account because I act silly and want to be professional.
I'm CERTAIN they just sent data I didn't agree to send (phone number, etc).
They didn't re-prompt to access my contacts so I assume they think that since the APP has permission every account I create ALSO has permission to access my contacts.
Here's an idea. Use a service that generates phone numbers that redirect to your actual phone number. Maybe Twilio. Just as some do with email addresses.
Create a new number for each use. For each family member and friend. For each site registration. For each whatever.
Have an app that searches periodically online for all of those numbers. If any of them show up linked to Facebook, or whatever else concerns you, nuke them. And maybe ping whoever/whatever got that number with an admonition, saying that they're no longer a trusted contact.
That would be extreme, I know. And you'd need to cut some slack for close family, your employer, etc.
But would it be doable?
EDIT: you can do 2fa without SMS: https://thenextweb.com/facebook/2019/03/04/psa-dont-give-out...
I’m glad that I did.
You cannot enable U2F without first enabling SMS Auth and or OTP Auth. Once u2f enabled if you delete both SMS Auth and OTP auth it disables 2 factor auth and takes you to a welcome screen to get started enabling it again with the only 2 options SMS / OTP, once enabling one of them you can add U2F again.
Also I have "security.webauth.u2f" enabled in Firefox but Facebook is the only U2F service I use that doesn't work in Firefox so it falls back to the SMS / OTP methods on login.
I noticed this as well. I was able to add my security key via Firefox, but for some reason Facebook decided that you need Chrome to use U2F when logging in.
It's not something Facebook created. Nor is it something that happened for the first time in 2016.
It's a significant historical misunderstanding to believe propaganda was invented by Facebook in the 21st century.
1: Facebook is implicated in knowingly accepting and failing to report funding from foreign agents. No news channel is implicated in such. Doing so would end that channel.
2: Facebook + Cambridge Analytica were in a unique position of power to apply ML as a propaganda tool capable of targeting individuals rather than segments. This unique position of power was allowed to exist due to lack of regulations on what data Facebook collects and how that data may be used.
Whoever is appointed as the US President has an impact on 'Rest of World'. So why shouldn't RoW have an input on the selection process?
Foreign companies buy ad space in the USA all the time to influence customer behaviour. An election isn't much different on principle.
Laws against treason and foreign manipulation of elections exist so that foreign nations don't conquer and kill us all. There is no doubt Russia and many other nations want to do that. I guess that's not a good enough reason for you? Do you have a self-preservation instinct? Do you want to live? There's a few really good reasons not to treat advertising for elections like advertising for toilet paper. It's literally a matter of life and death. Lying about how effective your toilet paper is, is not.
They're not saying "Russia wants you to vote for Trump" — they're doing things like sowing discontent and divisive rhetoric. The current propaganda efforts are absolutely fueling a lot of the divisiveness in the US right now. It's dangerous.
You think it would be a fair election if Xi Jinping could drop a trillion dollars in the US to advocate for his favorite candidate?
But something I always think about, we're talking about Facebook here. It's a social media platform with pretty pictures and comments. What's the big deal?
It's not like we're talking about your online backing or medical records. Why does the "security" of something as unimportant as Facebook really matter enough to require 2FA?
To boogy-man "Security" has escalated so much it's like everyone wants it everywhere, no matter the cost.