Facebook Pledges Steps on User Data
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 08/11/2010 16:56
Facebook Inc. told lawmakers it had taken steps to prevent the sharing of personal information about users, including temporarily suspending certain applications from its site.
The statements came in response to a letter from U.S. Reps. Edward Markey (D., Mass.) and Joe Barton (R., Texas) to Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, after The Wall Street Journal reported recently that certain applications on Facebook were sending users' ID numbers to marketers, in violation of Facebook's policies.