N.Y. Governor Orders Probes of Facebook's Collection of Smartphone Info

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered two state agencies to investigate a report that Facebook Inc. may be accessing far more personal information from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data, than had previously been known. The directive to New York’s Department of State and Department of Financial Services came after The Wall Street Journal said testing showed that Facebook collected personal information from many smartphone apps within seconds of users entering it, even if the users had no connection to the social media company.