The co-chairmen of the Congressional Privacy Caucus said the social networking giant failed to adequately answer questions raised by the patent application that suggest Facebook could be tracking users on other websites. Facebook has denied tracking users, arguing its social plug-ins are voluntary.
The pair wrote Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in November about the patent application, referencing an earlier Hillicon report in which a Facebook spokesman insisted the firm "does not track people across the Internet." Facebook declined to comment for this article.
"The practice of obtaining patents on inventions without launching products based on them is common in the technology industry, and no conclusions should be drawn about a company's practices, products or services from the patents it files, acquires or holds in its portfolio," Facebook said in its response, released Monday.
“When provided the opportunity to share its privacy practices with members of Congress at our recent caucus forum, Facebook refused," Markey said. "Now Facebook seems to be refusing to answer the question of what the purpose of this patent application is."
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