Facebook Facing Suit After Two Users Claim the Company Mines Private Messages

Lawsuit alleges the information in private messages is sold to third parties


Two Facebook users are taking the company to court over claims it mines private messages for data that is then sold to third parties.

The lawsuit filed earlier this week alleges that Facebook (FB, Fortune 500) scans messages between users labeled "private" for links and other information that can be sold to advertisers, marketers and data aggregators.