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Facebook received four lawsuits in one week following Cambridge Analytica data privacy...

By Polycount ยท 12 replies
Mar 23, 2018
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  1. It's fair to say Facebook hasn't been in the best of situations lately. Following the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal which involved the firm improperly acquiring information from 50 million Facebook users, average internet users and companies alike have expressed their distaste with the way Facebook has handled the situation.

    Indeed, yesterday Firefox developer Mozilla opted to pull their ads from the platform as a result of the incident. Today, Sonos has followed suit, albeit only for a week. Elon Musk has also hidden SpaceX and Tesla's Facebook accounts after being challenged to do so via Twitter.

    Unfortunately for Facebook, though, user backlash and advertisers temporarily pulling out aren't the only things they'll have to contend with. According to an SFGate report, Facebook has been slapped with four separate lawsuits in San Francisco and San Jose-based federal courts.

    These lawsuits are being filed by the company's shareholders and regular users alike. One of the lawsuits in question was filed by Maryland resident Lauren Price, who hopes to turn the suit into a class-action case representing the 50 million people who have had their personal information compromised as a result of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Two other lawsuits filed by shareholders Fan Yuan and Robert Casey are also seeking class-action cases.

    The fourth lawsuit is perhaps the one with the most potential, however. Filed by San Francisco-based attorney Jeremiah Hallisey, the legal action is reportedly a "shareholder derivative suit" filed on behalf of Facebook's shareholders against the company's leadership team. The suit's targets include company CEO Mark Zuckerburg, COO Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook's board members.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,662   +2,417

    Until now, Facebook hasn't had any trouble deflecting lawsuits from the usual suspects (meaning the class-action attorneys who spend their days concocting flimsy, convoluted excuses to seek damages). But now the US government is sticking its nose in, perhaps with the hope of deflecting attention from its OWN ongoing (and highly illegal) spying campaigns against US citizens. That kind of political tactic is like ringing the dinner bell for the ambulance chasers. Zuckerberg also foolishly put blood in the water by giving a non-apology for the whole incident. Frankly, nothing would please me more to see ALL so-called "social networks" fall apart. Their a scourge of modern society and have done far more harm than good. We were better off when IMs and email were the standards for online communications. Honestly, if it were possible I'd vote to roll everything back at least a decade and try again.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2018
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,257   +3,672

    Amen ...... Fakebook needs to be taken down a dozen or so notches!
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,266   +4,933

    It would probably only take a month for someone to step in and rebuild 80% of it all.
    JaredTheDragon likes this.
  5. regiq

    regiq TS Addict Posts: 237   +113

    senketsu likes this.
  6. cuerdc

    cuerdc TS Booster Posts: 177   +41

    Greed again. Have Facebook account don't use that often thinking of deleting. If all of this effort for marketing and customer data went to science, technology or medical research I'm quite sure we be alot more advanced by now.
    They should change the law so no one can hold data on someone without first disclosing it to that person and have permission with and never being able to share (sell) it to anyone else.
    regiq likes this.
  7. ypsylon

    ypsylon TS Booster Posts: 158   +48

    Burn baby, Burn!!!

    I've dreamed so long about this moment.

    Put some petrol on it, kerosene, thermite, burn faster Face****!
  8. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,805   +665

    I really like Lou Dobbs. He is a staunch conservative such as myself. On his show he editorialized that Zuck and his girl Friday were the worst "bosses" he had ever heard and that due to their ineptness government regulation is a fore gone conclusion. We know if the movie is only 1/2 true the boy is a liar and a cheat...billions would not change that.
  9. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,805   +665

    It isn't good to post violent wishes, is it now?
  10. emmzo

    emmzo TS Addict Posts: 180   +75

    But he said he`s really sorry...
  11. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,903   +3,346

    Not that Zuck is against regulation, he even said that the industry may need regulation.
  12. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,842   +193

    All I going to say about what happen at Facebook (FB) Privacy needs to be private!
  13. cuerdc

    cuerdc TS Booster Posts: 177   +41

    Facebook needs big overhaul. All accounts should be verified like a bank account and a simple share data or not if not maybe you get ads instead or pay a small fee.
    Surely once a service or company makes so much money it can make it low cost just enough to cover costs and cover wages instead of making huge profits at every opportunity.

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