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Tech lawsuits: Blackberry vs. Ryan Seacrest, and Facebook’s “private message”

Credit: Brian Turner

Credit: Brian Turner

Facebook and Typo Products, a Los Angeles start-up backed by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, would probably have preferred not to begin 2014 facing lawsuits. No such luck. Once again, Facebook is being sued for invasion of privacy – this time for scanning private message content for links and, the claimants say, providing that information to advertisers. Seacrest’s Typo Products is being accused of illegally copying technology developed by Blackberry for its not-yet-released iPhone keyboards. If you’re worried about Facebook reading your private messages – or just in the market for an iPhone keyboard – read on. Read more