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Facebook lawyers hurt my privacy, says Paul Ceglia

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Mon Sep 05 2011, 09:56

SOCIAL NETWORKING WEB SITE Facebook has violated the privacy of Paul Ceglia, the man who claims to own a sizeable chunk of its business, by publishing his passwords in court papers.

Ceglia claims to own half of the gigantic company thanks to some deal he claims he did with Mark Zuckerberg when it was still in development. Facebook has argued against this, but Ceglia has offered it emails to support his claims that it is the truth.

These emails that have caused the latest bump in the legal case as Facebook has published passwords to their holding account in court papers. This led Ceglia to claim what sensible people often do, that the social network violated his privacy.

According to Reuters, Ceglia called this an "egregious and massive violation" of his right to privacy. The passwords were removed the next day and Ceglia wisely changed them, but his lawyers are still rather upset.

"Counsel's baffling misconduct resulted in Ceglia's e-mail accounts being accessible to the world for 12 hours," they wrote in court papers along with requests for sanctions and fees the firm.

The half day breach could be the least of Ceglia's worries however, as Reuters suggests that a copy of the genuine contract might have been found on his computer. Unfortunately for Ceglia, it reportedly makes no mention of Facebook. µ


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