Oct 182010
 
 October 18, 2010  Online

No, just kidding, but some days it feels like they should set up entire committees just to deal with the never-ending barrage of privacy concerns.

In light of the WSJ article on Facebook apps privacy concerns, Congress jumped right in with a letter. Geoffrey A. Fowler reports:

Two congressmen asked Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg for more details about the way applications on the social network handle user information, which has raised privacy concerns.

U.S. Reps. Edward Markey (D., Mass.) and Joe Barton (R., Texas) sent Mr. Zuckerberg a letter expressing concerns that “third-party applications gathered and transmitted personally identifiable information about Facebook users and those users’ friends.” The two representatives are co-chairmen of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus.

Read more in the WSJ.

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