Facebook Accused Of Scanning Private Messages
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January 3, 2014

Via slashdot:

Facebook is the target of a class-action lawsuit alleging that it scans private messages in order to better target advertising.

The lawsuit, submitted in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, accuses Facebook of acting “contrary to its representations” by mining those messages for data, which it allegedly shares with “advertisers, marketers, and other data aggregators.” (Hat tip to Ars Technica for the link to the court documents.) The two plaintiffs want $100 for each day of Facebook’s alleged violation or $10,000 for every class member affected, in addition to a ...

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