John Paczkowski

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Add "Class Action Suit" to Your Facebook Account?

The controversy over Facebook’s Beacon advertising system may have been laid to rest last December, but its memory lingers on.

Today brings news of the first lawsuit over the service and, oddly enough, it wasn’t filed against Facebook. It was filed against Blockbuster. Facebook member Cathryn Elaine Harris is suing the video chain Blockbuster (BBI) for its participation in the Beacon program. Her complaint alleges that Blockbuster violated the federal Videotape Privacy Protection Act when it shared information about her movie rentals and sales with Facebook without her consent. It seeks class action status and $2,500 for each violation of the 1988 statute.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik