Washington Post: Lawmakers hope to use Facebook’s ‘oil spill’ privacy mishap to usher in sweeping new laws

Washington Post: Lawmakers hope to use Facebook’s ‘oil spill’ privacy mishap to usher in sweeping new laws. “It was October 2010, and two members of Congress were furious with Facebook. In the eyes of then-Rep. Edward J. Markey and Rep. Joe Barton, the company had failed its users in allowing app developers to take personal data from them and their friends — and transmit it to marketers.”