Facebook Says Hacking Warnings Aren't 'Robocall' Texts

Law360, New York (August 3, 2015, 3:56 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. on Friday told a California federal judge that a proposed class action alleging the social media giant violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unwanted automated text messages warning about possible account hacks should be dismissed because they're emergency notifications.

Despite plaintiff Noah Duguid's claims, the TCPA only bars text messages that are akin to robocalls, not all unwanted text messages, Facebook said in support of its motion to dismiss. Not only are individualized text messages sent to one phone number as a warning that a Facebook account might have been hacked specifically the type of warning messages...

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