(It helps me think.) I take a peek at the Facebook feeds and, lo and behold, my wife is blasting out some fresh Facebook privacy angst!Keep in mind, she’s not a security pro and can barely spell HTML.But what if you did follow Facebook’s recommendation and gave them your mobile phone number to enhance your account’s security?
Even though I stopped playing over a year ago, I still have lots of Facebook friends as a result.
I clicked on ‘Account’ - ‘Contacts’ – and there they were: the mobile numbers of 213 friends.
You’ll still see the phone numbers of Facebook friends who have chosen to share their contact details.
Some of your Facebook friends may be listed in your phone book because you synched your Facebook account with your i Phone or Android smartphone using the Facebook app.
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I’ve updated the article above to reflect the advice regarding synching of contacts, and additional steps for resolving the issue.Facebook’s thinking was that if users lost control of the email account they normally use to log into the social network with, there would be an alternative contact point which could be used to regain access.That’s fair enough if you’re comfortable with sharing that additional information with Facebook – we just didn’t like their wording which gives users the impression that there’s something seriously wrong with how they have defended their Facebook account.It features 24 hours of battery life and claims to be a 'mini-disco on the move'. I’m sitting here in a hotel working on a Request For Proposal for full disk encryption while listening to a movie in the background.I smudged their mobile numbers to respect their privacy. Some time ago, Facebook started posting messages on users’ accounts saying that their account protection status was “very low”, and they should increase their protection.