Beacon Drama Not Over, Class-Action Suit Filed

Back in November of last year, a massive backlash ensued against Facebook for its failed attempt at releasing Beacon. Within weeks, the company decided to make the program opt-in, bowing to critics of the program. Well according to Nacy Gohring of IDG News Service, “A class-action suit filed in California charges Facebook and a handful of other companies, including Blockbuster, Fandango and Overstock, with violating online privacy and computer fraud laws related to Facebook’s controversial Beacon system.”