Why you should NEVER put your phone number on Facebook: Setting means anyone can find you using your digits

Facebook users may want to think twice before putting a phone number on their profile.

The social network encourages anybody who uploads pictures from their mobile to add their number too.

But if they do, it means anyone can potentially find their name, picture and location simply by typing this number into the search bar.

Underlining the security dangers, a British software engineer has even harvested thousands of data about users, simply by generating random phone numbers.

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