Facebook Feud Heats Up

Independent Harvard alumni magazine dishes the dirt on it
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2007 8:59 AM CST
Twin brothers Cameron, left, and Tyler Winklevoss, founders of ConnectU, talk with reporters following a news conference in Boston, Wednesday, July 25, 2007. A federal judge gave the brothers and Divya...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Three former Harvard students who are suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their idea are finally about to get their day in court, reports the indy Harvard alumni magazine 02138. Forensic data experts are searching  Zuckerberg’s computer hard drives, searching for source code, which the company claims is lost, that would confirm or deny intellectual property theft.

The mag details their case, going back to 2003, when they hired Zuckerberg to work on their social networking site, and thought he was doing so—until he launched Facebook instead. It also tracks Zuckerberg's not-always-consistent responses since they first raised the issue to an ethics board at Harvard. At minimum, the "blood feud" raises questions about the Facebook billionaire's honesty and ethics, 02138 concludes.