Thursday January 14, 2016

German High Court Rules Facebook 'Friend Finder' Is Unlawful

If you are a German Facebook user you might have to get in touch with long lost classmates and friends the old fashioned way now that the high courts have deemed Facebook's Friend Finder unlawful.

Germany's highest court has declared unlawful a feature that encourages Facebook users to market the social media network to their contacts, confirming the rulings of two lower courts. A panel of the Federal Court of Justice ruled that Facebook's "friend finder" promotional feature constituted advertising harassment in a case that was filed in 2010 by the Federation of German Consumer Organisations.

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