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Lawmakers Want Answers on Tracking

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

November 17, 2011

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) says he will invite Facebook and others to a hearing to explain how they use data collected through online tracking in response to a USA TODAY article detailing the company's tracking practices. "The USA TODAY story is disturbing. No company should track customers without their knowledge or consent, especially a company with 800 million users and a trove of unique personal data on its users," said Rockefeller. Meanwhile, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) has directed her staff to schedule a briefing with the company's officials next week to explain how a spam attack caused graphic images to be posted on some users' profile pages.   
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