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Facebook Sues Dodgy Porno Company

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Amongst a swarm of articles regarding the privacy issues of social networking sites and new advertising models, 17 people, as well as a Canadian company that owns a portfolio of adult sites are being sued by Facebook for attempting to mine user-details off members profiles on the popular social networking site. The claim is that servers under the control of the Canadian company were used to send in excess of 200,000 automated requests to Facebook’s servers back in June.  It is not clear whether the attempts to gain users’ details were successful.

Facebook has requested a jury trial and is seeking damages, as well as barring the defendants from accessing its computer systems in the future.

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