Facebook Sued for Privacy Breach

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 18, 2009 3:14 AM CDT
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg poses at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., in 2007.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – A group of Facebook users has sued the social networking company for violating consumer privacy laws by harvesting personal information for commercial purposes and failing to compensate clients, reports CNET. "Plaintiffs and the general public desire and expect a level of privacy, which Facebook has failed to satisfy," states the California lawsuit, which includes two children, a model, photographer and actress. Facebook officials insist the case has no merit. Canadian courts are currently cracking down on Facebook's access to user data.

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