Microsoft Gets Spam Messaging Suit Tossed

By Steven Trader (November 18, 2015, 5:03 PM EST) -- By providing their phone numbers voluntarily, two California consumers gave Microsoft express consent to text them about company promotions and thus cannot sue for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a California judge found Tuesday, dismissing their proposed class action.

Microsoft  was accused of using deceptive social media posts to collect phone numbers from consumers, then spamming them with text message ads. (Credit: AP) U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real said Microsoft Corp. did not send unprompted text messages to the phones of Edmund Pietzak and Erin Hudson, but instead only began sending them advertisements after the two texted Microsoft...

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