Cookie Fight: Kansas Man Sues Facebook Over Alleged Privacy Breach, User Rights

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Should you be tracked by Facebook even when you’re logged out of the social networking site? That’s the basis for a new lawsuit filed in Kansas, alleging that the cookies on some users’ computers inadvertently included unique identifiers when the user had logged out of Facebook. Similar to another case filed last week in California, the question is whether the courts should prohibit Facebook from tracking its users — even when they’re not logged in. The Kansas lawyer who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the 150-million U.S. Facebook users, according to this article, alleges social media users have more privacy rights than previously thought.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.