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Lawmakers Press Company on Security Flaw

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

May 12, 2011

Reps. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX) wrote a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday questioning a recently reported security flaw that allows unauthorized third parties access to users' personal information. The company said it fixed the problem, but The Wall Street Journal reports that the legislators want more information about the incident. "This issue is one that cannot be ignored" they wrote in the letter, "and our concerns about Facebook's privacy policies are continuously increasing." A representative from the social networking site said "we welcome the opportunity to talk this through." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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