Recently, Facebook was found to have leaked the private information of an untold number of users to third party apps. A bi-partisan pair of Congressmen are demanding answers:
The letter to Facebook follows a Wall Street Journal report which said all of the 10 most popular Facebook applications were transmitting unique user ID numbers to outside companies.
One of those ten apps has 59 million users.
This is Frank Guinta’s response to the news:
“Facebook is not forcing anyone in this room to go on Facebook, therefore there is no law that is required to address the issue,” he said. “It is classic ‘government has to solve a problem that exists.’ ”
This should be disturbing to anyone in the Live Free or Die State.
Mr. Guinta is telling us that the next time your bank or your supermarket leaks your credit card info, he sees no need to step in. You don’t have to have a bank account. You can grow your own food.
It is a particularly disturbing position for someone to take who values his own privacy so much he refuses to release a simple bank statement that would clear up a months long controversy about money that logic and common sense say cannot possibly be his.