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Lawmaker Reacts to Company's Response

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

November 4, 2010

At least one lawmaker has expressed dissatisfaction with Facebook's response to congressional concerns about recent breach allegations, ClickZ reports. In a statement, Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) lauded the company for responding quickly to questions he and Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) posed in an October letter to the company, but said, "the fact remains that some third-party applications were knowingly transferring personal information in direct violation of Facebook's privacy promises to users." In its response to the lawmakers, Facebook said that the company's reported privacy breach was false and misunderstood, according to a CNET News report.
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