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Facebook Dodges Bullets On Privacy Lawsuit, Catches A Few Others

Facebook seems to be up on the current lawsuit. Not over.

| Social Networking News | Posted: May 13, 2011 8:52 pm

California residents David Gould and Mike Robertson had previously filed a lawsuit accusing Facebook of sharing their names and privacy information with advertisers, violating Facebook's privacy policies and a host of other Acts. The lawsuit came out of a Wall Street Journal report that revealed that popular Facebook apps like Farmville were sharing very private information with advertising and information tracking firms. Whoops.

 

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So these two jumped on this with a lawsuit, but some weird stuff is happening. Yesterday San Jose, CA U.S District Court Judge James Ware shot down Facebook's request that the lawsuit be dismissed because Gould and Robertson hadn't followed some random bureaucratic procedure. Nice try, guys. Ware however threw out 8 of the 9 claims that the plaintiffs had filed (also preventing them from re-filing all but 5).

 

So uh......I got nothing. Not like I went to Law School, so I can only imagine how this is going to turn out. See the court docs here.

 

NEWS SOURCES:Techcrunch.com

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