Rep blasts Facebook over photo ID software

Members of Congress have been in the news in connection with social media a lot lately, but the latest example has nothing to do with errant tweets.

U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is joining the chorus of privacy advocates urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook for potential privacy violations, the Washington Post reports.

Facebook recently unveiled facial recognition software it said was intended to help users identify people for tagging in photos. But pro-privacy groups such as the Electronic Privacy Information Center say Facebook broke consumer protection laws in secretly collecting its members' facial images.

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