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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work