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Senator Wants Details About Breach

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

October 27, 2010

In light of recent media investigations into social networks sharing user information with advertisers, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) is asking executives of Facebook and MySpace for information about the breaches. Bloomberg reports that Rockefeller has vowed to write legislation protecting privacy, stating he is concerned about reports that the sites shared users' personal information with third parties without their knowledge. "I intend to find out whether today's social networking sites are adequately protecting their users' personal information," he said, noting he intends "to conduct oversight and formulate strong public policy that protects the privacy of American consumers."
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