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Should We Trust Facebook? A Filed Lawsuit Says No

Matthew Campbell and Michael Hurley don’t believe you should trust Facebook with your private messages.

Last Week, Campbell and Hurley filed a lawsuit claiming that Facebook scanned their private messages containing URLs (uniform resource locators) and searched the website identified in the URL for “purposes including but not limited to data mining and user profiling,” Facebook is said to have violated the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and California privacy laws by its intentional interception of electronic communications.

The suit was filed in a U.S. district court in Northern California. Campbell and Hurley would like the suit to be made a class action, and suggest that approximately 150 million Facebook users in the U.S. would be eligible to join.

Read more on this story at PC magazine and let us know if you think Facebook should be trusted by leaving a comment below.

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