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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus