Facebook Escapes TCPA Suit Over Hack-Alert Texts

By Bonnie Eslinger (February 16, 2017, 9:16 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday tossed a proposed Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action against Facebook Inc. from a man alleging he was bombarded with unwanted security notification text messages from the social media giant, saying the man hadn't shown the alerts were unlawfully autodialed.

Plaintiff Noah Duguid's proposed class action, first filed in March 2015, accuses Facebook of spamming cellphones with text messages in violation of the TCPA, which prohibits automated calls to a cellphone without prior express consent by the person being called, unless it's an emergency. Duguid, who said he does not have a Facebook account, received...

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