🇺🇸 Facebook can track your browsing even after you've logged out, judge says


#1

“The plaintiffs alleged that Facebook used the “like” buttons found on other websites to track which sites they visited, meaning that the Menlo Park, California-headquartered company could build up detailed records of their browsing history. The plaintiffs argued that this violated federal and state privacy and wiretapping laws.

US district judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California, dismissed the case because he said that the plaintiffs failed to show that they had a reasonable expectation of privacy or suffered any realistic economic harm or loss.”

“failed to show that they had a reasonable expectation of privacy…” “suffered any realistic economic harm or loss.” Unfortunately this shows that fighting these battles in the US is near-impossible, and shows the importance of doing so in Europe.

And also why Better is needed!


#2

As a Paralegal, I unfortunately must agree, but I also wish to desperately educate the public, so they truely understand both the rights/privacy/security they give up and the options available to remedy the situation. After much consideration, a way to break through the mass cluelessness and ambivalence still eludes me.