Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Thursday December 25, 2014

Facebook Facing Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Message Scanning

Facebook scanning the contents of your private messages? How can this be? It's totally unlike them to do something like that. roll eyes (sarcastic)

The lawsuit, filed in 2013, alleged that Facebook scanned the content of private messages sent between users for links to websites and would then count any links in a tally of "likes" of the pages. Those "likes" were then used to compile user profiles, which were then used for delivering targeted advertising to its users, the lawsuit said. The complaint alleged that the scanning of the private messages violated the federal and California state law.

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