U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) is scrutinizing the data collection practices of About.com, Health.com, Investopedia.com, and nine other websites as part of his investigation into brokers that gather and share consumer information, the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee announced Wednesday.
Rockefeller, the chairman of the panel, sent letters seeking details on possible data collection through questionnaires, surveys, and other means. The letters went to:
- IAC/InterActiveCorp's About.com
- Time Inc.'s Health.com
- ValueClick Inc.'s Investopedia.com
- Bankrate Inc.'s Bankrate.com
- Sharecare Inc.'s Realage.com
- CMI Marketing Inc.'s Cafemom.com
- Condé Nast Inc.'s Self.com
- The Motley Fool LLC's Fool.com
- Young Money LLC's Finance.youngmoney.com
- American Media Inc.'s Mensfitness.com
- Internet Brands Inc.'s Ehealthforum.com
- BabyCenter LLC's Babycenter.com
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