Lawsuit: Facebook Sold Messages

    A man is silhouetted against a video screen with an Facebook logo as he poses with an Dell laptop in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS) - RTX12L77

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    Have you no sense of decency, sir? A lawsuit filed in California accuses Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook of selling users’ private messages to advertisers without their consent. The complaint claims that the network “misleads users into believing they have a secure, private mechanism for communication, when in fact Facebook... mines user data and profits from those data by sharing them with third parties.” A Facebook spokesman responded that “the allegations are without merit and we will defend ourselves vigorously."

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