Comtuter and Internet News Channel
Internet users are outraged that the social network “VKontakte” has the ability to search for a person by his phone number. They found this feature a week ago, looking in the profile settings.
It is reported that the user can prohibit another user of the social network to find himself by phone number. Representatives of the company have already denied such accusations and decided to explain the essence of the search. As it became known, a similar function was recently introduced for the mobile version of Android, iOS and Windows Phone: by default you could find your friend on the site by importing contacts from your smartphone.
Only in 2018, the developers decided to disable such a search, installed by default. Experts expressed the opinion that such a feature is very beneficial for hackers, because with the help of deannonization they can send out spam.
Earlier VKontakte director Andrei Rogozov said that the social network will start using End-to-end-encryption.