By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 2-7-19

Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) are demanding answers from Facebook on its research project that incentivized teens and others to give up info (Project Atlas) and calling on Apple and Google to “do more to protect their customers from intrusive monitoring practices.”

That came against the background of a House Communications Subcommittee hearing where some legislators and ISPs were calling for new net neutrality regulations to be applied to edge providers like Google and Apple given issues like privacy and data sharing.

They were reacting to a TechCrunch report that Facebook had offered teens money for giving up personal information including communications, web histories and photos.  » Read More