Facebook Used Your Phone Number to Provide Targeted Ads
San Francisco: Facebook has admitted that the phone numbers that its users provide for security purposes are being used to target them with ads, the media reported. “We use the information people provide to offer a better, more personalised experience on Facebook, including ads,” a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying by TechCrunch on Thursday.
The social network specifically uses a phone number that users provide for two factor authentication (2FA) — a security technique that provide a second layer of authentication to help keep accounts secure, the report added. “We are clear about how we use the information we collect, including the contact information that people upload or add to their own accounts. You can manage and delete the contact information you’ve uploaded at any time,” the Facebook spokesperson said. (IANS)