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Facebook accused of violating US wiretap laws

A lady from Mississippi in the USA has accused Facebook of violating US federal wiretap laws by tracking her internet browsing history.  She states this happened even when she wasn’t logged into the social networking site.

In the lawsuit filed on wednesday, Brooke Rutledge of Lafayette County, Mississippi also claims breach of contract, trespassing, invasion of privacy and unjust enrichment.  Class action status has been set so that other users can join in the lawsuit.  This comes a few weeks after an Australian blogger published evidence that Facebook could track users browsing habits even when not logged into the site.