Two members of Congress have sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking 18 questions about the privacy of users' information. One of the questions asks: "To what extent has Facebook determined that personal financial and medical data were breached?"

Reps. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), co-chair of the bi-partisan privacy caucus, and Joe Barton (R-Texas), ranking member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, are reacting to an Oct. 18 story in the Wall Street Journal. The paper reported a series of privacy breaches have been occurring as vendors of third-party applications used on Facebook gather and transmit personally identifiable information about users and their friends.

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