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Yeah, if you could, like... stop asking for phone numbers everywhere.

github.com/google/libphonenumb

In addition, a phone call risk is something incredibly distressing to some people, and a power relationship some aren't comfortable having.
It would be cool if devs and PMs could actually care about their users...

tech, phone numbers 

@Scarlet Also when a database leaks and it contains your data with your phone number (as happened to 533 million Facebook users in 2019), anyone else you ever gave that phone number to can look up stuff about you.

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@Scarlet I'd add a point 4b., the "deontic" variant of 4.: "A phone number *should* uniquely identify an individual": a wet dream of gov'ts around the world; even in so-called "liberal democracies" there is legislation to *register* all phone numbers, the better to surveil and corral us.

Oh and there's also "1b", the deontic falsehood to go with "1": "An individual *must* have a phone (number)" (always on): that's also increasingly being assumed to the point of *enforcing* it

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@Scarlet this is a really cool document and library!

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