We’re not going to lie, we’ve seen some pretty bad movies in our day. It’s the risk you take when you want to indulge in the occasional mindless flick in which things blow up and heroes do cool stuff. But sharing our poor taste with our friends on Facebook, that’s not a risk we’re willing to take. So we weren’t thrilled when that information automatically found its way on our Facebook page via the site’s Beacon program.
It turns out a lot of people got angrier than we did about Beacon, a service that broadcasts users’ transactions with partner Web sites (like move ticket vendor Fandango.com). And they got angry enough to hire the plaintiffs attorneys at the New York-based boutique KamberEdelson to file a class action suit claiming Beacon disclosed personal information for advertising purposes without their consent, according to court records and the Associated Press.
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