Lawmakers Ask for FTC Investigation Into Facebook Privacy Issue

September 29, 2011 Updated Sep 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM EDT

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Lawmakers Ask for FTC Investigation Into Facebook Privacy Issue

September 29, 2011 Updated Sep 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM EDT

According to a story on MSNBC.com, a pair of lawmakers have asked for a Federal Trade Commission investigation into Facebook for potential privacy violations.

The call comes after an Australian blogger found that the social networking website gathers information about websites its users visit even when they are logged out of Facebook, according to the report. Facebook says it plans to fix the issue, the story says.

Read the MSNBC.com story HERE.