February 24, 2021

Facebook bomb threat comment raises Free Speech questions

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By P.J. D’Annunzio, From The Legal Intelligencer The First Amendment case of a high school student suspended for making a Facebook post about a bomb threat entered murky constitutional waters Tuesday when a federal judge said the law was conflicted as to whether students can be punished by schools for Internet remarks. On Oct. 23, 2013, […]

Facebook sued over texts to recycled cell numbers

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By Ross Todd, From The Recorder SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. on Tuesday was hit with a class action claiming the company sends spam text messages to people who get assigned cellphone numbers that used to belong to Facebook users. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by lawyers […]

Facebook to defend $20 Million ‘Sponsored Stories’ settlement

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By Ross Todd, From The Recorder SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. has already faced a lot of flack over the settlement it reached in the privacy class action over a short-lived advertising feature that promoted brands with user photos. It took two attempts—and an extra $10 million—to get signoff from U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg, […]