A few California citizens really did not like the new Friend Finder feature in Facebook and filed a class action suit in California District court . The court dismissed the claim with prejudice (meaning the issue is decided and done with) and ended the lawsuit. In an earlier decision, the court dismissed the same claim without prejudice and gave the plaintiffs a chance to show how they had been harmed or damaged. Unable to do so, the court had to dismiss the claim and send the plaintiffs on their way.
I agree with the Judge’s decision (i.e. you need to show how you’ve been harmed), but I think Facebook has a strong argument when defending its very long, but very clear, Terms of Service (ToS) agreement . When you click, “I Agree,” and give Facebook all of your information to do whatever with, you can’t later complain about it in court. Soooooo, Facebook users, when is the last time you read your Terms of Service? Hmmm… when? Well, here you go.
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