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Facebook will stop using user phone numbers to invite new friends

A list of user suggestions was formed based on their phone book.

Facebook will stop using the phone numbers of users that are added during two-factor authentication to form a list of suggested friends. It is reported by Reuters.

The company said that the innovation is part of a whole range of changes to the privacy policy under the agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to improve the security of user data and stop its use for commercial purposes.

New rules will take effect this week in Ecuador, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Libya and Cambodia. Throughout the rest of the world, they will enter into force in early 2020.

In July 2019, the FTC fined Facebook $ 5 billion for violating user data privacy rules. It turned out that the social network used phone numbers to display advertisements.

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