Went to Spain to consult doctors discretely; Mark has been diagnosed with a personality disorder previously - Asperger syndrome - which has different levels of severity. Billions of dollars in borderland of sanity.
Yes I do redtr4. There are numerous examples.
Let me mention Cobell v. Salazar (previously Cobell v. Kempthorne and Cobell v. Norton and Cobell v. Babbitt) that was a class-action lawsuit brought by Native American representatives against two departments of the United States government. The case was settled for $3.4 billion in 2009.
The potential loss for Facebook exceeds $3.4 billion by orders of magnitude and could ruin Facebook.
"Representing to users that the content of Facebook messages is 'private' creates an especially profitable opportunity for Facebook, because users who believe they are communicating on a service free from surveillance are likely to reveal facts about themselves that they would not reveal had they known the content was being monitored," the suit said. "Thus, Facebook has positioned itself to acquire pieces of the users' profiles that are likely unavailable to other data aggregators.”
The plaintiffs are seeking a court order to certify the case as a class action suit. If they get the order, it could potentially involve as many as 166 million people who have sent or received private messages that included links over the past two years. The plaintiffs are also asking the court to ban Facebook from continuing to intercept private social media messages and are seeking as much as $10,000 in damages for each affected user.
Facebook issued a public statement saying, “We continue to believe the allegations in the lawsuit have no merit and we will defend ourselves vigorously.”
Billions in Potential Liability
We asked Greg Sterling, a principal analyst at Sterling Market Intelligence, for his take on the lawsuit. He told us the suit seems to have some potential for success on the face of it -- and if the class is certified it could mean billions in potential liability for Facebook.
“The facts would also appear to implicate Facebook's consent decree with the United States FTC regarding deceptive privacy practices,” Sterling said. “However, it's still premature to predict any outcome. Facebook has said it will aggressively defend against the claims.”
When the scanning of private messages was initially discovered in late 2012, the company appears to have acknowledged the practice, Sterling noted. The question, he said, is whether it's deceptively counting URLs in those messages as “likes” and then including that information in its ad-targeting algorithm as the complaint alleges.
Could Class Action Suit Ruin Facebook?
By Jennifer LeClaire
January 3, 2014 11:18AM
The plaintiffs are seeking a court order to certify the case against Facebook as a class action lawsuit. It could potentially involve as many as 166 million Facebook users who have sent or received private messages that included links over the past two years. The plaintiffs are seeking as much as $10,000 in damages for each affected user.
For all the headlines about the National Security Agency spying on Internet users, the bright light is now turning to Facebook. Two Facebookers this week filed suit against the social networking behemoth, claiming their private messages are being read.
"Contrary to its representation, 'private' Facebook messages are systematically intercepted by the company in an effort to learn the contents of the users' communications," according to the suit, which was filed in California district court.
Matthew Campbell and Michael Hurley, the plaintiffs in the case, allege that Facebook is scanning messages and links included in those messages to search for information that would allow them “to profile the message-sender’s web activity.”
For all the headlines about the National Security Agency spying on Internet users, the bright light is now turning to Facebook. Two Facebookers this week filed suit against the social networking behemoth, cl
Sure hard to understand for a Ninny like you
Educated people are aware that Facebook violated the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and California privacy and unfair competition laws.
Could crush Facebook.
FB earnings based on stolen data.
Zucker and Sandbag should be behind bars.
Facebook Status: Sued For Alleged Private-Message Snooping
MEDIA | By Tim Kenneally on January 2, 2014 @ 3:06 pm
Complaint alleges that private messages are scanned to mine data for advertisers.
Some Facebook users aren’t “liking” the way that the company is allegedly handling their private messages — and they’re suing-mad over it.
The social network has been hit with a class action lawsuit by a pair of users who claim that the company is scanning people’s private messages for profit.
In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in northern California on Monday, Matthew Campbell and Michael Hurley allege that private messages are “systematically intercepted” by Facebook for financial gain.
“When a user composes a Facebook message and includes a link to a third party or website (a ‘URL’), the Company scans the content of the Facebook message, follows the enclosed link, and searches for information to profile the message-sender’s web activity,” the lawsuit reads. “The practice is not done to facilitate the transmission of users’ communications via Facebook, but because it enables Facebook to mine user data and profit from those data by sharing them with third parties — namely, advertisers, marketers, and other data aggregators.”
Facebook lacks what Warren Buffett would refer to as a moat. If anything, only one literal thin piece of 100-meter dash finishing tape shields the Facebook business model away from competitive threats sprinting at a furious pace. The demise of MySpace, of course, may serve as a case study in boom and bust social media economics. Social media empires never recover, after users migrate over to the latest flash in the pan. It may therefore be inevitable for the Facebook bubble to burst.
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Procter & Gamble researchers started making a new anti-dandruff shampoo in 1950. Nearly a decade of research went into making a new formula, which introduced pyrithione zinc into the shampoo. It was first introduced to the U.S. market in November 1961 as a blue-green shampoo formula. There are now nine different Head & Shoulders varieties for varying hair types, and the formula has since changed color to white.
Great to sell (short) above $58. I did WS should be behind bars and Zucker and Sandberg too. Greedy manipulatio, I shorted above $58 but with greedy WSJ you never know.
Insider Selling: Sheryl Sandberg Sells 283,334 Shares of Facebook Stock (FB)
Posted by Max Byerly on Dec 20th, 2013 // No Comments
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg sold 283,334 shares of Facebook stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.64, for a total value of $15,481,369.76.
WS, Zucker and banks are the new mob. Chicago to NYC.
We need the aggressive tax authorities for justice. Zucker is Al Capone revisited -same brutality and greed - now disguised by WS.
The arrogant Zucker has created so much hatred by lies, betrayal, conspiracy and fraud, that he has to be capsuled the rest of his life to avoid assassination. Why is the US Navy around when Zucker is in the mood of diving at Cali Coast - taxpayers money spend for a Greedy Zucker who avoid tax by Cayman Island tricks.