Friday, October 22, 2010

Facebook breach creates questions on the Hill

There are 500 Million Facebook users.

The Wall Street Journal reported that your information was being transmitted to marketing firms.

In response, U.S. Representatives Edward Markey (D-Mass) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), sent a letter to Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

The WSJ noted an excerpt from that letter which expressed concerns that  "third-party applications gathered and transmitted personally identifiable information about Facebook users and those users' friends."

The letter requests that Mr. Zuckerberg provide information such as:  1.  how many people were affected; 2. when Facebook knew about it; and 3.  permanent changes Facebook will make to prevent further issues.

The response is due next week on 10/27!

"More Questions for Facebook", Wall Street Journal, Geoffrey A. Fowler, October 18, 2010.

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