Woman Sues Farmville Over Privacy, Keeps Playing

Litigant not outraged enough to abandon farm
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2010 8:00 AM CDT
An in-game image from the Facebook application 'Farmville'.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – A California woman was so disturbed by a Wall Street Journal article on how Farmville supposedly invades your privacy that she sued Zynga, makers of the popular Facebook game. The article says the game provides advertisers and Internet tracking companies with user IDs, though the Daily Intel blog at New York makes the case that the concerns are overblown. It also points out that the woman who sued in California was still actually playing the game at last check. Privacy concerns apparently don't trump harvesting duties. Click here for more.

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