The news continues to get worse for self-proclaimed Facebook co-owner Paul Ceglia, as U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter Jr. rejected Ceglia’s bid to dismiss mail fraud and wire fraud charges against him for submitting fake evidence and emails and destroying real evidence in his lawsuit against Facebook and Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Can you imagine checking your Facebook News Feed and suddenly seeing compromising photos of yourself from a mobile phone you traded in, visible by all your Facebook friends? That is exactly what happened to a Los Angeles woman, but Facebook was not at all to blame: A Sprint employee who was supposed to be wiping all data off the phone instead accessed its Facebook application and uploaded the photos, according to her lawsuit against the mobile carrier.
The settlement last August of the class-action lawsuit against Facebook over its use of users’ images in sponsored stories is about to face more opposition, as nonprofit advocacy group Public Citizen said it will file a legal brief with the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, stating that the settlement violates laws in seven states, The New York Times reported.
Facebook and game developer Zynga may see privacy-related complaints that were filed against them in 2010 and dismissed in 2011 resurface if the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco rules in favor of the plaintiffs in the cases, Bloomberg reported.
Did Facebook user Anthony Ditirro like the USA Today Facebook page, or didn’t he? Perhaps the answer will emerge during court proceedings, as the Colorado resident filed a lawsuit against the social network, seeking class-action status, and claiming that Facebook falsified likes for advertising purposes, CNET reported.
Facebook’s sponsored stories have seen their highs and lows, with the lowest low occurring when the ad unit became the subject of a class-action lawsuit, but sponsored stories will be history after April 9, according to a list of breaking changes to Facebook’s ads application-programming interface published on the social network’s platform roadmap.
Are Facebook’s private messages really private? Not so much, according to a lawsuit that accuses the social network of scanning the content of private messages and sharing information about users’ Web activities with advertisers and marketers, Bloomberg reported.
U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet ruled that Facebook, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and several banks must face a lawsuit by investors over the social network’s bungled May 2012 initial public offering, Reuters reported.
Everyone’s favorite “Facebook co-owner” is back in the news, as Paul Ceglia was indicted on wire fraud and mail fraud charges Monday by a federal grand jury in New York, The Steuben Courier Advocate reported, and he faces up to 20 years in prison.