More than 50,000 Facebook likes, Twitter followers, and YouTube subscribers were garnered in the 2012 New Media Challenge, the third year of the friendly competition among GOP members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The latest attempt to push through legislation aimed at protecting the passwords of Facebook users came in the form of The Password Protection Act of 2012, which was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), with an identical companion bill brought to the House of Representatives by Reps. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.).
Members of the Senate and House of Representatives, several of whom have medical backgrounds, responded to Facebook’s announcement this morning of an initiative to promote organ donation with posts on the Congress on Facebook page.
Efforts by Congress to block employers from requiring employees or potential employees to surrender their passwords for Facebook and other social networks hit a stumbling block Wednesday, when a Facebook user protection amendment submitted by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) did not pass the House of Representatives.
Six U.S. senators, 20 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and two congressional committees unveiled timelines on their Facebook pages today, clearly voting in the affirmative for the new feature.
Bret Taylor, chief technical of Facebook, along with other top technology companies, testified to the Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance Senate Subcommittee on the topic of consumer privacy and protection in the mobile marketplace.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, will visit Facebook’s Washington D.C. office on Tuesday, April 12, for a half-hour livestream interview beginning at 3 pm eastern standard time.
Four Democrats from the U.S. Senate’s newest privacy committee have joined the federal push against Facebook’s intention to resume sharing user data.