Facebook is being sued by about 25,000 of its users, as part of a case that says the site is conducting mass surveillance.
The claim is part of a class action lawsuit being brought by European data protection campaigner Max Schrems, which says that Facebook’s data collection and like buttons breach privacy laws.
More than 900 of the people bringing the case are in the UK. It will be heard in a court in Vienna and is being brought against Facebook’s headquarters in Dublin, where all of its accounts outside of the US and Canada are registered.
A programmer for defunct file storage site Megaupload has pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement charges and has been sentenced to a year and a day in U.S. prison.
Andrus Nomm, a 36-year-old Estonian man, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to conspiracy to commit felony copyright infringement. District Judge Liam O’Grady accepted the guilty plea and imposed the sentence.
Nomm is the first defendant to face charges in the U.S. in the Department of Justice’s long-running copyright infringement case against Megaupload.
The plea is “a significant step forward in the largest criminal copyright case in U.S. history,” Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said in a statement.