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Facebook sued for $15 billion over alleged privacy violations

By Shawn Knight
May 18, 2012
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  1. While it may be a joyous day for Facebook over on Wall Street, things aren't looking as peachy in the courtroom as the social network has been hit with a...

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  2. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 850   +220

    Uncle Sam can see anything he wants, whenever he wants.
  3. I wonder what will this 15 billion be used for?
  4. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Enthusiast Posts: 317   +18

    Beer
  5. I would love to see them lose this case. Tracker cookies should be illegal.
  6. To pay the lawyers. The ones actually affected will get about a quarter for coffee.
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,535   +318

    Funny timing on these lawsuits and bad press Facebook is receiving at the last minute, just as its IPO is launching. Greed, financial interest and opportunity....
  8. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    The timing on this class action suit is suspect to say the least. IDK how the previous cases were ruled on, but if FB was aquitted then this case will also fall by the wayside. Once again I will state, you have no privacy on the internet. Someone somewhere is logging everything you do. From the sites you visit to what you write. Untill ppl learn this simple truth we will continue to see frivilous lawsuits like this.
  9. it's all about greed in this corporate world. any and everyone wants a piece of your *** if you are valuable. sickening indeed.
  10. and what were the damages that the people incurred for such a violation. Did someone wish them a happy birthday?
  11. 15 billion will be used by uncle sam to buy that information from Facebook!
     
  12. Facebook got faceplanted yesterday when their IPO did absolutely nothing.
  13. Further proof that besides being a complete waste of time and energy, Facebook and all those other so called "social media" are a dangerous place to be.

    How is it that people think that it is critical that they share every single aspect of their lives the moment it happens? I don't need to know that you just burped or passed gas.

    Pick up a phone, write a letter. It's much safer.


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