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Facebook sued for invading users’ privacy


Two Facebook users this week filed a class action complaint against the social network, Ars Technica reports, alleging that the messaging system inside Facebook is not as private as it’s advertised to be, and that the company actively mines for data from personal messages and generates likes based on the content exchanged between users. Facebook described its messaging system as “unprecedented,” when it comes to privacy controls, but the filing alleges that the company is actually accessing data gathered from chats without the user consent. “Instead to increase user’s comfort with the website and, thereby, increase the amount of information they share, the company makes assurances of user control over privacy settings and messaging options,” the filing says. “In reality,

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