Congressmen Press Facebook On Privacy (Again)
How Facebook polices its wide world of apps is once again under the spotlight in Washington.
On Wednesday, U.S. Reps. Edward Markey and Joe Barton sent Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg a two-page letter with questions about a security flaw that gave advertisers a way to access users’ personal information.
On Tuesday, security firm Symantec reported that it found some Facebook apps shared with unauthorized advertisers and other third parties access tokens that could be used to read or post information on a user’s account. On Tuesday, Facebook said it fixed the problem, and that accessing such information would violate its policies. Its own investigation found no evidence of the issue resulting in private information being leaked.