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Members of Congress Call for Inquiry

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

March 29, 2010

U.S. lawmakers are calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate whether Google's social networking service, Buzz, has compromised users' privacy, Bloomberg reports. Ten members of Congress and the Virgin Islands delegate sent a letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz asking for an investigation, the report states. Reps. Joe Barton (R-TX) and John Barrow (D-GA) were among the letter's signers. They said the service could "disclose information about a consumer's medical history, political views and whereabouts..." Google received criticism about Buzz upon its introduction last month. A company spokesman said the company "moved quickly" to modify the service to quell the concerns.
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