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Facebook OK to track users with cookies, judge rules

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Users who complained about Facebook tracking them across third-party websites should have done more to keep their browsing histories private, a federal judge in California has ruled, dismissing a privacy complaint against the social media giant.

In a decision issued late on Friday, US District Judge Edward Davila rejected the plaintiffs’ claims that Facebook violated federal and California privacy and wiretapping laws by tracking the sites they visited via cookies, saying they failed to show a reasonable expectation of privacy or any “realistic” economic harm.

Davila had dismissed the previous version of the same lawsuit in October 2015. In Friday’s ruling, he said the users cannot bring privacy and wiretapping claims again, but can try to sue Facebook for breach of contract ‒ if they could locate the exact language in Facebook’s terms of service or other privacy disclosures that would show they had grounds to complain.

https://www.rt.com/usa/395184-facebook-tracking-privacy-lawsuit/

Well this sucks......Basically a free pass for FB!

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6 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

Users who complained about Facebook tracking them across third-party websites should have done more to keep their browsing histories private, a federal judge in California has ruled, dismissing a privacy complaint against the social media giant.

In a decision issued late on Friday, US District Judge Edward Davila rejected the plaintiffs’ claims that Facebook violated federal and California privacy and wiretapping laws by tracking the sites they visited via cookies, saying they failed to show a reasonable expectation of privacy or any “realistic” economic harm.

Davila had dismissed the previous version of the same lawsuit in October 2015. In Friday’s ruling, he said the users cannot bring privacy and wiretapping claims again, but can try to sue Facebook for breach of contract ‒ if they could locate the exact language in Facebook’s terms of service or other privacy disclosures that would show they had grounds to complain.

https://www.rt.com/usa/395184-facebook-tracking-privacy-lawsuit/

Well this sucks......Basically a free pass for FB!

These plaintiffs had terrible lawyers!  The first thing they should have done was go over TOS and disclosures with a microscope. They could have won or maybe still can bring it. 

Davila had dismissed the previous version of the same lawsuit in October 2015. In Friday’s ruling, he said the users cannot bring privacy and wiretapping claims again, but can try to sue Facebook for breach of contract ‒ if they could locate the exact language in Facebook’s terms of service or other privacy disclosures that would show they had grounds to complain.

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2 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

These plaintiffs had terrible lawyers!  The first thing they should have done was go over TOS and disclosures with a microscope. They could have won or maybe still can bring it. 

Davila had dismissed the previous version of the same lawsuit in October 2015. In Friday’s ruling, he said the users cannot bring privacy and wiretapping claims again, but can try to sue Facebook for breach of contract ‒ if they could locate the exact language in Facebook’s terms of service or other privacy disclosures that would show they had grounds to complain.

Probably 3 buildings full of TOS to read in the smallest print possible...

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5 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

Probably 3 buildings full of TOS to read in the smallest print possible...

Yep, that other lawyers generated for them.  Need AI to get through all that before a court date. lol

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2 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

Yep, that other lawyers generated for them.  Need AI to get through all that before a court date. lol

Must be nice for those hiding behind it right!

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