29 Sep '11, 5pm

US Congressmen Requesting FTC Investigation of Facebook Cookies

US Congressmen Requesting FTC Investigation of Facebook Cookies

Last weekend, Australian technology blogger and hacker Nik Cubrilovic posted that Facebook cookies were tracking users in an unconventional manner. Even after a user had signed out of Facebook, the social networking giant was continuing to track that user’s web activities. Facebook openly admitted it was collecting data from a network of approximately one million sites with the Facebook plugin even after users had signed out of their accounts. On Wednesday, Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey and Texas Republican Joe Barton, co-Chairs of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, sent a letter requesting that the FTC investigate Facebook’s usage of tracking cookies. The following is an excerpt from the letter: “As co-Chairs of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, we believe tracking user behavior without their consent or knowledge raises serious privacy concerns. ...

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