Facebook sued for allegedly scanning users' private messages

Two people are suing Facebook over allegations it is scanning users' private messages and then sharing information with advertisers.

According to Bloomberg.com , Facebook is accused of monitoring messages that contain links to other websites and then digging for information about the sender's web activity. 

A spokesperson for Facebook told Bloomberg that the allegations were "without merit."

The lawsuit is seeking up to $10,000 in damages for each plaintiff. 


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