- Anyone using 2FA with their phone number can be ‘looked up’ on Facebook.
- There is no option to disable or opt-out from this.
Facebook has once again landed itself in hot water, and this time for turning a privacy-centric feature like two-factor authentication (2FA) into a snooping tool. As per a Techcrunch report, users have complained that anyone can “look up” their account because they used their phone number to enable 2FA for safeguarding their accounts. For someone who doesn’t want to be found using their phone number, this is bad news since there is no option to even disable it or opt out. The default setting by Facebook enables everyone, even those who do not have a Facebook account, to find people by searching via phone number and this is possible even if someone has hidden their number on their profile.