Charlotte woman suing Facebook over privacy issues


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte woman is one of two plaintiffs suing Facebook over alleged violation of privacy laws, according to a recent report.

The Daily Record reported that Laura Maguire, of Charlotte, and Christopher Simon, of Baltimore, claim Facebook loaded Internet cookies on their computers that tracked keystrokes, even when the plaintiffs were not signed on to Facebook.

They are being represented by the law firms of William Murphy Jr. and Peter Angelos, the owner of Major League Baseball’s Baltimore Orioles.

Murphy said Facebook tracks users “everywhere they went to shop, everywhere they went to look. … So the company that’s buying ads from Facebook can get targeted ads.”

Facebook issued a statement saying there is no merit to the suit.

Read more: The Daily Record.

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