Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Facebook sued over allegedly scanning users’ private messages

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Class action lawsuit asks for a minimum of $10,000 for each user over scanning the content of private Facebook messages and following the enclosed link.

Facebook was sued by a class action lawsuit stating that the social network scans private messages sent by users in order to share this information with “advertisers, marketers, and other data aggregators”.

The suit states that what they do is “an especially profitable opportunity for Facebook, because users who believe they are communicating on a service free from surveillance are likely to reveal facts about themselves that they would not reveal had they known the content was being monitored.” Read more