Apple, Facebook Ask Judge To Nix 'Friend Finder' Privacy Suit

Law360, San Francisco (February 11, 2014, 8:34 PM EST) -- Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., and a slew of other social media and game companies urged a California federal judge Tuesday to toss class allegations that their “friend finder” features violated consumer protection laws by sharing users' contact lists without consent, arguing that the plaintiffs lack standing to sue.

In four separate motions to dismiss, the defendants — including Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc., Electronic Arts Inc., Angry Birds maker Rovio Mobile and others — argued that U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar should dispose of the consolidated class...
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