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Senators Press Zuckerberg Over Risks From China Developers

  • Rubio, Warner say Facebook knew developers were high risk
  • Company says documents are ‘an artifact’ from different time
Mark Zuckerberg 

Mark Zuckerberg 

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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Two US senators on Monday expressed their concern to Meta Platforms Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg over the risk of developers in China and Russia having access to user data.

Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat and chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Marco Rubio of Florida, the panel’s top Republican, in a letter cited documents from a court case that said Meta’s Facebook unit knew in 2018 that “hundreds of thousands of developers in countries Facebook characterized as ‘high-risk,’ including the People’s Republic of China (PRC), had access to significant amounts of sensitive user data.”