Lawsuits Against Facebook Pile Up Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

By | April 5, 2018

  • April 5, 2018 at 7:59 am
    DNCs Coll(F)usion GPShip Strzok an IceberGowdy says:
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    US AG Jeff Sessions should appoint a Special Investigator to investigate EVERYTHING done by Zuckerberger. And, the SI should take plenty of time investigating EVERYTHING about FecesBook and (Data) Thief Executive Zuckerberger.

    • April 5, 2018 at 1:23 pm
      Jack Kanauph says:
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      1. Facebook users are posting info on the internet, where people can see it.
      2. From what else I have read, Cambridge Analytica is the one that violated the agreement with Facebook by using the obtained info for purposes not disclosed to Facebook.
      3. Facebook users willingly gave the info up by answering a poll or quiz that CA posted.

      Not sure how this is Zuckerberg’s fault.

      • April 5, 2018 at 1:52 pm
        Craig Cornell says:
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        Zuckerberg is at fault because the overwhelming majority of Facebook users had no idea they were signing away their right to privacy in such a massive way.

        10 pages of fine point legal gobbleygook is a joke. Nobody reads it – and all the Tech. boys know it. They could easily have made it clear and easy, but CHOSE not to.

        Here is what Zuckerberg could have done, put in simple language “You allow us to use all of your information to make money – ALL of it.”

        Instead, they knowingly put in crap too hard to understand, let alone read.

        • April 5, 2018 at 2:07 pm
          Jack Kanauph says:
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          First Craig, as you say, the users signed away their rights. They didn’t have to do that. People have read the agreement. AND, it is the internet. I have little expectations of privacy when posting anything on the internet, even here.

          • April 5, 2018 at 2:36 pm
            Craig Cornell says:
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            If it is so obvious, then why didn’t Facebook make it clear?

            You and I both know why: money.

            Which is why Facebook’s stock is tanking and Mr. Z. is on his apology tour, talking about implementing the same privacy rights as he was forced to to in Europe after he lost a huge lawsuit.

            Mr. Z. hid the truth from most users. Period.

        • April 5, 2018 at 3:22 pm
          Agent says:
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          Craig, when I first decided to get on Facebook, one of the first things they did was send me a survey asking me to tell them all about myself. Asked my son in law who is a computer guru and he said not to ever answer a survey since it could be used. Glad I did that. All I ever wanted to do was see what my kids and grandkids posted with their activities. Never have made a comment on it. Way too Big Brother for me. Zuckerberg should be prosecuted.

      • April 5, 2018 at 2:46 pm
        Agent says:
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        Zuckerberg knew what was going on and looked the other way. He has gotten too big for his breaches and needs to be reigned in.

      • April 10, 2018 at 6:46 am
        DNCs Coll(F)usion GPShip Strzok an IceberGowdy says:
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        Zuckerberger and the Zuckers who don’t fully read Fecesbook’s EULAs are almost equally at fault. I won’t try to blame one more so than the other.

        • April 10, 2018 at 9:03 am
          Captain Planet says:
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          APRIL 9, 2018 AT 2:28 PM
          Tax Cuts 4 PolaRich Bears says:
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          Sounds like you don’t have any original thoughts…

  • April 5, 2018 at 8:04 am
    DNCs Coll(F)usion GPShip Strzok an IceberGowdy says:
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    Liberals are nervous because the investigation of FB has expanded beyond the data breach by Cambridge Analytica. I hear nothing about it on TV & radio stations owned by ABC, NBC, CBS. Those only focus on the CA data breach and how Trump benefited in 2016. Let’s peel back the onion completely and uncover hard evidence about what we’ve already realized about this liberal tech giant…! {attention liberals! It’s time to heavily down vote this post… ready, steady, …GO!}

    • April 5, 2018 at 10:56 am
      Rosenblatt says:
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      Prey tell … what is this “expanded investigation” of which you speak? I presume it’s more than the CA leak and how their system was manipulated by Russians since “expanded investigation” means something besides what we already know. Also, what is it that you have “already realized about this liberal tech giant”? Please reply with specifics and/or links and not insults or attacks.

      • April 5, 2018 at 1:14 pm
        SWFL Agent says:
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        I don’t know if FB is a “liberal tech giant”, although I guess any company that caters to the masses would be regarded by conservatives as liberal, but if users of FB that “friended” practical strangers and posted all day long about their thoughts/opinions on just about everything felt that their data was safe then they were extremely naïve.

    • April 5, 2018 at 2:48 pm
      Agent says:
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      Seemed like a good idea when Obama used it back in 12, not so much now. Mining info on millions of Millenials who are married to Facebook to gain a political advantage is not a good idea.

      • April 6, 2018 at 5:15 pm
        helpingout says:
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        there is a major difference with what happened with CA and what happened with the Obama campaign. We already discussed that here: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2018/03/23/484201.htm/?comments. But again let’s reexamine how in that instance, Obama created a team who did this. He paid those people and the participants had a direct notice that their information was being collected and they could opt out of it before it they answered the survey. This was again not illegal in any way shape or form.

        CA has admitted to using any means necessary to gain information and influence elections for their clients and their own interests.

    • April 9, 2018 at 9:31 am
      Captain Planet says:
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      MARCH 23, 2018 AT 9:36 AM
      DNCs Coll(F)usion GPShip Strzok an IceberGowdy says:
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      Got any rock-solid, blue-dress evidence? Hearsay isn’t admissible in court. Testimoney, er, testimony is subject to vetting as regards its credibility and the motive of the testifier / witnesses. Let’s see what happens AFTER the witness is cross-examined. I predict another crash & burn accuser.

      • April 10, 2018 at 4:56 pm
        Agent says:
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        Not looking so good for the liberal major stockholder of Facebook. All he is doing is apologizing and saying they hadn’t looked at the big picture of their influence.

  • April 11, 2018 at 12:44 pm
    sal says:
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    I’m more surprised that people are surprised that something they put up on the internet could be either used to make money for someone else or used for purposes other than its original intent. Always assume that ANYTHING you post can and will be seen by ANYBODY.

    Had an interesting situation yesterday on Twitter…Someone was talking about how she just started playing the guitar, and I mentioned that I had used a Groupon for an online guitar academy. Within a few minutes, the Groupon Twitter account picked up on our back-and-forth and provided a link to the the coupon. It was strange, but expected.

  • May 31, 2018 at 9:01 pm
    Karen M. Fletcher says:
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    I have never used FB. Never. It is a farce, a digital lifestyle mag/blog that has exploited users information/commentaries, private material… the terms of use contracts are void by operation of law. FB paid no consideration/money to any user for its’ information/data. Absent consideration, the terms of use contract is void. Not only did they repackage a simple lifestyle blog, exploiting commentary about lifestyle, they concealed from all users that they were using the private information for profit.. a celeb who has a brand would also have grounds for the exploitation, because they are a “brand” but all users are brands or products, and the russia hank happened, do you all know how? Ok., well if you hold a gmail account, and surf the web and face pages of any facebook page, within seconds you will get an email from FB, asking you to “log in” … happened to me.. I have no FB account, and so the conspiracy/racketeering between Google and FB is evidenced in the unauthorized email from FB asking me to “log in” and even addressed me by my first name not identified in my gmail address… so when the FB email comes into the gmail account, guess if that pathway was precisely how Russia got in? Of course! Oli Frost attempted to sell his personal information with FB on EBay, and FB has unlawfully blocked him from doing so… I told him to get an attorney and step it up… all data is personal data, with a monetary value, which FB never paid an user — again, the terms of use contracts are void, because they never paid any user for rights to “license” their data, there is no license agreement for use without consideration/money paid by FB… eventually the users and investors will realize this material fact and their bubble empire will pop, both google and facebook.. I am a consumer advocate, again have no FB account. And no don’t assume your information will be exploited there instead are servers that have security protections and privacy protections which neither FB or Google have.. and you all can take your book or friends and start your own blog/website, for FREE with say WordPress… and be done with FB… it is monopoly at it’s worst.. furthermore, no users under age of 18 were not permitted to use FB, it is foreseeable harm, insurance companies know and provide insurance policies to FB and Google for the settlements spoken about here, but since it is criminal fraud, or intentional torts, the insurance will not cover it, in my opinion. But, one must consult an attorney, as I advised Oli Frost to do for FB’s interference with his right to ownership of his own data… they are going down both FB and Google it is just a matter of time… my opinion.



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