Facebook’s ‘friend finder’ feature is illegal in Germany

Friend finder, a Facebook feature that scoops up information from your e-mail contact list and then invites people who still aren't on Facebook to join, has been declared illegal by Germany's highest court, Reuters reported Thursday

In a case filed in 2010 by the country's Federation of German Consumer Organisations (VZBV), the Federal Court of Justice ruled that the friend finder feature is basically advertising harassment — spam, if you like

Furthermore, the court said Facebook didn't do enough to inform users on how it was using their contacts' data Read more...

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