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Wired: Facebook bug could have let advertisers get your phone number

Facebook tells users that giving the company their mobile phone number will help keep their account secure. Until a few weeks ago, however, the social network’s self-service ad-targeting tools could be massaged into revealing a Facebook user’s cellphone number from their email address. The same flaw made it possible to collect phone numbers for Facebook users who had visited a particular webpage.wired.com

Oh wow. This is why I was very reluctant to give platforms access to my phone number, and still have a bad feeling for the few where I enabled 2fa with a phone ...

The new oil

Anselm just published a response* to NYT's "The Big Five tech companies increasingly dominate our lives. Could you ditch them?" quiz.

His personal results seem to be quite similar to what I'd find out. Ditching Apple for example would be way harder for me as, say, ditching Facebook - which I already try to avoid as much as possible, but as Anselm wrote, with friends using Instagram and Whatsapp constantly, there's no way around touching FB from time to time.

A thought I had while reading this — if data indeed is the new oil, shouldn't we all ...

Leseempfehlung: What’s Ahead for Your Data in 2016?

Am Samstag feierte die erste Webseite 25jährigen Geburtstag.

Der Erfolg des "WorldWideWeb" wäre undenkbar ohne die darin enthaltenen Ideen und Prinzipien des "Open Webs" - offene Standards, niemand "besitzt" "das Web". Leider zeigt sich zunehmend, dass dieses "offene Web" mehr und mehr verdrängt wird durch das kommerzialisierte, Plattform-beherrschte Web (siehe hierzu auch diesen Artikel von Michael Seemann sowie die Erwiderung von Felix Schwenzel). Ausserdem stehen in 2016 einige einschneidende Veränderungen bevor, die für alle, die mit "dem Web" zu tun haben, relevant werden. Hierzu hat Heather Burns, die auf Digitales Recht spezialisiert ist, einen knackigen ...