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Facebook sued over alleged monitoring of private messages

08-January-2014
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Facebook sued over alleged monitoring of private messages

Facebook has once again found itself in a legal tangle over privacy concerns after two users filed a lawsuit against the company. The claimants in their filing stated that the company is systematically intercepting the contents of the users’ private messages. They further claimed that the social networking giant also tracks links included in private Facebook messages and searches for information to profile the message sender’s web activity.

The claimants also alleged that this information is then mined and sold to third parties, including “advertisers, marketers and other data aggregators”. Facebook, however, has denied any wrongdoing and said that the allegations are “without merit”. “We will defend ourselves vigorously,” the company said in a press statement.

The lawsuit is claiming the greater of either $100 a day for each day of alleged violations or $10,000 for each user.

Earlier last year, Facebook had to pay $15 in compensation to users whose personal details appeared in advertisements on the site without their permission. The company paid off 614,000 users with some amount going to privacy organisations for a total settlement of $20 million.

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