These days it’s not often that Democrats and Republicans reach across the aisle to tackle problems shared by all Americans. They do though when it comes to Facebook. Following the revelation that Facebook apps had been collecting personal information about users and their friends for sale to advertisers and internet tracking companies, Democratic representative Edward Markey (D-MA) and Republican Representative Joe Barton (R- TX) sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, expressing concern over, “a series of breaches of consumer privacy.”
In the letter they asked Zuckerberg how many users had been affected, when Facebook became aware of the problem, and what steps the company plans to take to remedy the situation. Zuckerberg has until October 27 to respond.
Perhaps Barton is concerned that the information being collected could be exploited for a “shakedown” of users, sort of like he claimed the White House did to BP.
Read More at the Wall Street Journal.