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    dgw_ commented  · 

    @Danukeru Requiring payment information is a risk level higher than Twitch holding just a phone number. The idea is to *reduce* risk of information leakage and account takeovers, not increase risk of identity theft.

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    dgw_ commented  · 

    @DaftMav You don't want to give up your phone number, but you'll give up a *fingerprint* instead? 🤔

    Many Discord servers are restricted to phone-verified users, too. These large platforms don't seem to realize that *not everyone has a personal phone number*. Having phone service is expensive, especially since phone-verification systems do their absolute best to screen out anyone using a free or cheap VoIP alternative (like Google Voice).

    In Twitch's case, using SMS for 2FA also makes SIM swapping attacks viable as part of taking over popular streamers' accounts… in addition to the issues with (optionally) requiring phone verification just to participate in chats.

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