Is Facebook reading your private messages?
A lawsuit was filed earlier this week, claiming that Facebook scans messages between users marked as "private" and sells the information to outside sources.
The suit was filed by Matthew Campbell and Michael Hurley in a U.S. district court in Northern California, according to CNN Money.
They want the suit to be made a class action, suggesting that as many as 166 million Facebook users in the U.S. would be eligible to join.
Campbell and Hurley say the viewing of private messages was done without knowledge of the Facebook users.
"Facebook's desire to harness the myriad data points of its users has led to overreach and intrusion ... as it mines its account holders' private communications for monetary gain," the plaintiffs allege.
Facebook said in a statement that they believe the allegations are "without merit."
Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
A SpaceX commercial rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral on schedule Friday afternoon and is heading to the International Space Station.
Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year.
Each week, we recap the stories and trends that made headlines in the digital world. Read on to see what you missed.
NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that the moon-orbiting spacecraft crashed into…
Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy…
If you click ‘Like’ on your favorite brands or companies on Facebook, you could be signing up for more than you bargained for.
Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is…
He takes the stage to spread his anti-bullying message. Who is Jeff Bullis? Meet the 19-year-old West Chester, Oh. teen who is using his…
The students bested teams from nine states--including the University of Louisville--in a recent competition. Organizers described the cyber…
A dangerous new phishing scam is targeting the sensitive information of millions of Netflix users.