Thursday, August 20, 2009

Privacy Violations

Five California Facebook users are suing Facebook, claiming that Facebook violated their privacy by allowing them to use Facebook.

The list of offenses against the aggrieved is truly egregious. Take the plight of “accomplished actress” [redacted]. After posting her photos to Facebook, [redacted] was quite surprised to discover her photos had been posted to Facebook. Outraged, she’s charging the social network for disseminating her “digital images… without her consent, knowledge, or compensation.”

. . . "This suit is in no way a publicity stunt to get my client’s image in front of millions of hormone-crazed geeks who otherwise would never have heard of her,” [redacted's] manager, [also redacted], did not actually say.

Also among the plaintiffs is 11-year-old Xavier [redacted]., whose parents are suing Facebook for violating the boy’s medical privacy by allowing him to post “I have swine flu” on his wall. They removed the posting and now demand to know what Facebook has done with it. (It’s not clear whether Xavier had swine flu, but his mother and father apparently did contract a severe case of parentus stupidococcus.) . . .

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2 Comments:

Blogger Morgan said...

Thanks for the laughs! Bad human tricks. :)

5:56 PM  
Blogger Mathew said...

The California Litigation Disease
is the new Swine Flu. Litigation is so hot right now!

1:11 PM  

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