For years, Facebook has given its users the option of protecting their accounts with two-factor authentication. Soon, the platform’s highest-risk users will no longer have a choice: The social network will require them to lock up their profiles with more than just a password. Good.
Facebook’s parent company, Meta, has required since last year that advertising accounts and administrators of popular pages turn on two-factor. It’s not the only platform taking this step; in May, Google announced a move toward making two-factor authentication the default for all of its users. And while Meta says that its current initiative applies only to the politicians, activists, journalists, and others enrolled in its
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