Five Users File Privacy Lawsuit vs. Facebook

Two children younger than 13, a user of the original Facebook, a professional photographer, and a model/actress -- these five users were quoted as plaintiffs in a new privacy lawsuit filed against Facebook, the leading social networking site in the world, at California's Orange County Superior Court last Monday.

Quoting the complaint:

"Plaintiffs and the general public desire and expect a level of privacy, which Facebook has failed to satisfy under its current policies, procedures, practices, and technology,"

To which a Facebook replied (without mentioning specifics of the case):

"We see no merit to this suit and we plan to fight it."

Now, my personal opinion on the matter (not that it counts):
If you want to keep your privacy, then by all means avoid joining SOCIAL NETWORKING sites. Plain and simple. Sure, joining Facebook shouldn't equate to being public but then, it also makes sense that if you really want to keep a PRIVATE life, then you should avoid disclosing personal information online -- moreso, in SOCIAL NETWORKING sites.

But then, that's just me. MY OPINION, nothing more.

[News source: CNET News]



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