In what is reported as the largest privacy and security incident to date for the company, researchers discovered more than 540 million Facebook records exposed by a third-party company on an Amazon cloud server, The Washington Post reports. The records, which include user comments, likes and account names, were found in public view, raising concern over the company's ability to protect user data. Facebook said its policies prohibit app developers from “storing information in a public database” and confirmed it will work with Amazon to remove the data. Meanwhile, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., criticized the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for its failure to resolve its investigation into the company in a timely manner, calling it “inexplicable” that the inquiry has lasted more than a year. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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