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FTC Chairman Shares Privacy Concerns

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

October 12, 2011

Speaking at an online privacy event Tuesday, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz said he shares "general privacy concerns" that have been expressed by lawmakers who have called on the FTC to investigate Facebook's online tracking practices, reports The Hill. Leibowitz pointed out that the FTC does not confirm investigations unless the subject of the inquiry discloses it first. Facebook has said that it does not track people, create browsing history profiles or sell such information to advertisers. Leibowitz also implied that the FTC may consider an investigation of supercookies, according to the report. 
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