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Facebook Lawsuit: Plaintiffs Say The Company Reads Users’ Private Messages

Are your private messages being read by Facebook? On Dec. 30. 2013 Michael Hurley and Matthew Campbell filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook. The plaintiffs claim that Facebook “has systematically violated consumers’ privacy by reading its users’ personal, private Facebook messages without their consent.” The men also claim that Facebook scans its user’s ┬áprivate messages for links that lead …

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EA Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over ‘Battlefield 4′ Claims

Since the release of Battlefield 4 back in October, gamers have been fighting to actually play the title. Those who bought the title have encountered bugs, game crashes, and other difficulties when trying to play the game. Developer DICE has promised to fix the game before releasing any more DLC content, but that won’t save publisher EA from being held …

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Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.5 Billion Over Hip Replacements

In January of this year a class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson began. The lawsuit revolved around the company’s 2010 recall of hip replacements and whether Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics knew that the devices could release small bits of metal particles into the bodies of patients. Johnson & Johnson this week announced that it has agreed to a …

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Valve Is Latest To Block Class-Action Lawsuits In Their Terms Of Service

There’s a rather disturbing trend making its way through the tech industry at the moment. Companies are updating their terms of service to make it so that consumers can’t bring class-action lawsuits against the company. Consumers are instead forced to bring any complaints to an arbitrator which keeps the case out of the public eye and significantly reduces any potential …

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LinkedIn Class Action Complaint Over Password Leak

As expected for a security breach of this magnitude, a class action lawsuit has begun against LinkedIn regarding its recently leaked passwords. The action, which has been filed with the U.S. District Court in Northern California, claims LinkedIn failed to “properly safeguard its users’ digitally stored personally identifiable information, including e-mail addresses, passwords, and login credentials” The plaintiff in the …

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Windows 8 User Agreement Forbids Class Action Lawsuits

The class action lawsuit is the most valued weapon in the consumer’s arsenal. It allows consumers to bring the wrongdoings of companies into the wider public sphere of discussion and get others who have been wronged to add their voices to the cause. In a recent disturbing trend, however, companies have been updating their user agreements to outright ban such …

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Google Faces Class-Action Suit: Violation of Privacy

Yes, more complaints over Google’s new privacy policy. This time they come from consumers in New York and California who claim the new policy directly violates the old policy which claims it will not share information from one service with another, Google owned or not. Both plaintiffs bring a class-action suit against the technology representing all users holding accounts from …

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