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September 29th, 2011

More Facebook Fun! [Sep. 29th, 2011|02:35 pm]
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It looks like the Federal Trade Commission may be opening an investigation into Facebook's consumer privacy violations soon.

Reps. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Joe Barton of Texas fired off a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, asking for an investigation of Facebook's business practices.

In the letter, Markey and Barton take issue with Facebook's practice of gathering information about the websites its users visited even after users logged out.

"We believe that tracking users without their knowledge or consent raises serious privacy concerns," the letter said.

"When users log out of Facebook, they are under the impression that Facebook is no longer monitoring their activities. We believe this impression should be the reality," Markey and Barton added.

I wonder if Facebook's new PAC has given enough money to key politicians yet to stop the investigation from happening.

Am I glad I nuked my Facebook account when I did? Oh, yes. Yes, I am.
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