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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 03:52 PM

Facebook sued by top prosecutor over Cambridge Analytica

Source: BBC

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine filed the lawsuit on Wednesday, said the Washington Post. It accused Facebook of allowing the wholesale scraping of personal data on tens of millions of users.

The action adds to a number of regulatory investigations, following a year of privacy and security missteps.

A Facebook spokesperson told the BBC: "We're reviewing the complaint and look forward to continuing our discussions with attorneys general in DC and elsewhere."

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46627133



I personally hope Facebook is forced to downsize and return to it's original roots.

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Reply Facebook sued by top prosecutor over Cambridge Analytica (Original post)
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2018 OP
lark Dec 2018 #1
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2018 #2
pecosbob Dec 2018 #3
lark Dec 2018 #4
LovingA2andMI Dec 2018 #5
BigmanPigman Dec 2018 #6

Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 04:05 PM

1. I want FB to pay epic fines.

Every user on FB should get part of it since our privacy was betrayed and they repeatedly lied about it saying they didn't allow this.

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Response to lark (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 04:14 PM

2. The Brits have already nailed them....

(snips from same link)
As well as this lawsuit, Facebook is being probed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice.

In the UK, the company was fined £500,000 over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the maximum fine the British data regulator can impose. Bigger trouble may arise from the Irish data protection regulator, which is investigating Facebook for multiple admissions of security flaws, in what is being seen as the first major test of Europe’s new privacy rules as dictated by the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 04:16 PM

3. They handed over user data to Yandex, a Russian state-controlled company

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 05:14 PM

4. Yes, a big reason for record & epic fines to be levied.

FB lied to congress and us repeatedly and maliciously and violated privacy laws. They need to pay a huge price for their treachery.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 05:19 PM

5. Taking Down Facebook..

Would be just desserts!

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 09:01 PM

6. Will Bannon be called into court over this...partner?!?!?

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