Democratic Sens question privacy, security of Facebook's 'Messenger Kids'

Sens Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are questioning the privacy and security of Facebook’s new messaging app, which is designed for kids under 13, expressing their concerns in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  “We remain concerned about where sensitive information collected through this app could end up and for what purpose it could be used,” they wrote. “Facebook needs to provide assurances that this ‘walled garden’ service they describe is fully protective of children.” The senators want proof that Facebook is complying with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, a Federal Trade Commission regulation that imposes rules on collecting data from children under 13 on the internet.


Democratic Sens question privacy, security of Facebook's 'Messenger Kids' (The Hill) Senators Grill Facebook's Zuckerberg on New Messenger Kids App (Multichannel News) Letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckeberg (read the letter)