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Congress Extends Breach Info Deadline

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

October 28, 2010

The U.S. Congress has given Facebook an extension to respond to an inquiry from House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus Chairs Joe Barton (R-TX) and Edward Markey (D-MA) on recent privacy breach allegations, ClickZ reports. A House Energy and Commerce Committee spokesman said that the extension for the response has been granted, with answers to the privacy questions expected within a week or so, the report states. Facebook has indicated it plans to work with browsers on the glitch it believes caused user IDs to be shared with third-party firms. Meanwhile, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has also asked Facebook and MySpace for information on the alleged breach.
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