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Facebook sues two companies engaged in data scraping operations

Facebook has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. against two companies that had engaged in an international “data scraping” operation.

The operation extended across Facebook properties, including both Facebook and Instagram, as well as other large websites and services, including Twitter, Amazon, LinkedIn and YouTube. The companies, which gathered the data of Facebook users for “marketing intelligence” purposes, did so in violation of Facebook’s Terms of Service, says Facebook.

The businesses named in the lawsuit are Israeli-based BrandTotal Ltd. and Unimania Inc., a business incorporated in Delaware.

Source: Facebook sues two companies engaged in data scraping operations | TechCrunch

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