New York asks for Facebook documents, apps on data sharing


A New York regulator is launching a promised survey on how Facebook Inc. has collected sensitive personal information from popular apps for smartphones, after a report published by the Wall Street Journal revealed that some apps were transmitting to the giant social media data, including user weight and menstrual cycles.

The state financial services department on Wednesday sent a series of letters requesting information and documents to Facebook and developers behind the 11 applications mentioned in the minutes of the …

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