Facebook Tracking, Facebook has caught the watchful eye of Uncle Sam yet again, this time over tracking cookies.
In recent weeks, the social network has been wrangling with the Federal Trade Commission over its website is violating users’ privacy by making their personal information too public.
Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee chairÂ Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) has expressed concern over tracking cookies after users leave the site, and said in a statement: “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. If Facebook or any other company is falsely leading people to believe that they can log out of the site and not be tracked, that is alarming.”
Facebook minimized Sen. Rockefeller’s concerns, with spokesman Andrew Noyes replying in an emailed statement:
Noyes added that the information gathered by Facebook tracking cookies is either trashed or anonymized after 90 days, and that the social network never sells it.