Is this the Facebook business model laid bare?

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n20531316728_2226289_4582792A class-action lawsuit filed in Southern California alleges that Facebook invades its customers’ privacy and misappropriates their images and personal information, selling it to other businesses.

A professional photographer who says her work was downloaded from Facebook and distributed without her permission says that the social networking Web site’s claim that it does not sell information is misleading because its privacy policies imply that users have control over what happens to their data.

If you believe that, I’ve got a personality quiz for you to take that isn’t lame. Really!

I’ve always struggled to imagine how a social networking site could possibly make money — especially in this economy — without selling out its users.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go find out what my “Prison Name” is.

Oh. It’s “Sweet Thang.” That was totally worth it!

Via Courthouse News Service

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One of Nerdvana's founding bloggers, Scott Kirchhofer is a graphic artist and designer of the Nerdvana logo, as well as a gamer and comic book movie fan.

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