Facebook Hit With Latest Class Action Over Email Privacy

Law360, San Francisco (January 2, 2014, 3:18 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in California federal court Monday accusing the social media titan of violating users' privacy by mining the content of their private messages and using the information to create targeted advertisements.

In the latest privacy suit against free communications services — which have also gone after Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. — Facebook users Matthew Campbell and Michael Hurley claim the company misleads subscribers about the privacy of their messages. Instead, the company looks through users' private messages for...
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