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I shared my phone number. I learned I shouldn’t have

Source: Brian X. Chen, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

Our mobile phone numbers have become permanently attached to us because we rarely change them, porting them from job to job and place to place. In fact, your phone number may have now become an even stronger identifier than your full name.

A security researcher at Fyde quickly plugged my cellphone number into a public records directory. Soon, he had a full dossier on me — including my name and birth date, my address, the property taxes I pay and the names of members of my family.

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