Facebook Dodges Data Scraping Suit After District Court Chooses Not to Follow Recent Ninth Circuit Decisions

Facebook Dodges Data Scraping Suit After District Court Chooses Not to Follow Recent Ninth Circuit Decisions

By Steven T. Lowe / August 17, 2021

On May 14, 2021, the United States District Court in the Northern District of California granted a motion to dismiss in favor of Facebook in a class-action suit. The lawsuit alleged that Facebook used “data scraping” to collect Android users’ call and text logs and later sold that information to advertisers. The District Court granted…

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Media Company Takes Brave Step in Saving the Newspaper Industry in Filing Suit Against Facebook and Google

By Steven T. Lowe / June 4, 2021

HD Media Company, a West Virginia newspaper company, filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Google and Facebook on Friday, January 29, 2021, as a result of the decline in the company’s ability to effectively monetize its content. The complaint charges the two tech giants with monopolizing the digital advertising market and decimating local newspapers nationwide…

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