SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will no longer have to feed the phone numbers of the users who have two-step verification in the “people you may know” feature, as part of a major renovation of its privacy practices, ” the company told Reuters.
FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at the Facebook logo on an iPad in the picture, the image of June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Illustration
The revelations last year that Facebook was made for the use of the personal data which have been obtained for two-factor authentication to the ads infuriated privacy advocates, who, in the name of the practice to be misleading and said that it may have been eroded confidence in is an essential to digital security tools.
Even though it was stopped, allowing the numbers to be used for the purpose of promotion, in June, the company said, and is now beginning to be extended to the separation of bed and board on the friend’s suggestion.
Facebook also started with the updates, associated with a $5 billion settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which is required in order to encourage the safeguarding of their personal data to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices.
The COMMISSION, which is still awaiting approval in the court of law, said Facebook failed to disclose that the phone numbers for two-factor authentication could also be used for advertising, and specifically ruled out that the approach taken by the security tools.
Michel Protti, a long-time Facebook executive who took over as the new chief privacy officer of products this summer, and has been the leader in the review, told Reuters that the two-factor authentication, the update is a good example of a privacy model in the works.
The change, which has been in Ecuador, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Libya, and Cambodia, this week is going to be implemented worldwide at the beginning of next year it will be numbers entered in the sign-up for the two-factor authentication is used for the production of a friend’s suggestion.
Existing users of the tool will not be affected by this, but it may be the connection between the two-factor-authentication-songs from the friend suggestion feature to delete and add it again.
The separation of the two-factor authentication on advertising this summer, with both new and existing customers, a company spokeswoman said.
Prior to the latest change, Facebook has conducted a review to ensure the system updates the support of our privacy policies or statements that were well-done,” said Protti, which is “to add more layers between the process and the accuracy of the assessment of a team’s work is to make sure that our public statements are consistent with our business.”
The beefed-up reviews of new products, the pursuit of the minimization of the data collected as part of the document that contains the data, and a lack of transparency on how the products work, ” he said.
This process has led to a change in the wording, Facebook is used to inform people of the update, the spokeswoman added, though Facebook declined to specify how the revelations were changed.
Protti, who, along with the company’s Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg, will sign a quarter of a privacy certification on the COMMISSION, said that his team will have to complete an assessment begun in August of, Facebook’s privacy risks and have started with the cataloguing of the safeguards in place to mitigate those risks.
Protti, the decline in the proportion of the assessment of the results of the studies, but said that examples of areas where Facebook should make its policy clearer, and to invest more in education and in the institute’s ‘ stronger technical controls on how the data flows through our pipes.”
Gennie Gebhart, center, is a research scientist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who gave feedback on Facebook, on the two-factor authentication, updates, and said they welcomed these changes, as well as the new privacy protocol, but found them to be “incomplete.”
She cited other examples of “number misuse”, such as the ability for the users to upload their two-factor authentication for phone numbers and a calling for public disclosure of information relating to the review process, and all of the certifications, Facebook agrees to submit to the COMMISSION.
“It’s not enough to only have Facebook, and for the government to have this information on them,” said Gebhart. Is Facebook really expect us to in his word?”
Reporting by Katie Paul; Editing by Greg Mitchell, and Stephen Coates