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5. Contrary to its representations, “private” Facebook messages are systematically intercepted by the Company in an effort to learn the contents of the users’ communications. In the course of the last year, independent security researchers discovered that Facebook reviews the contents of its users’ private Facebook messages for purposes unrelated to the facilitation of message transmission. When a user composes a Facebook message and includes a link to a third party website (a “URL”), the Company scans the content of the Facebook message, follows the enclosed link, and searches for information to profile the message-sender’s web activity.
December 24, 2014 44 CLERK'S NOTICE SETTING CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. You are hereby notified that a case management conference will be held on February 26, 2015. Joint Case Management Statement due by 2/19/2015. Case Management Conference set for 2/26/2015 02:00 PM. (THIS IS A TEXT ONLY DOCKET ENTRY, THERE IS NO DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS NOTICE)(nahS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/24/2014)
Facebook will have to face a class action lawsuit alleging it violated users’ privacy when it scanned the content of messages for advertising purposes, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland ruled on Tuesday.
originally posted by: noeltrotsky
Google's been reading messages for years, amazingly people still use their email services. No surprise Facebook does it as well.
I was surprised when I read Facebook conducted an experiment on users showing them slightly more negative posts from friends instead of more positive ones, then measured those people tend to post more negative things afterwards. Now that was brutal and something they should be sued over.