Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Facebook wins faceoff with Montreal spammer

Facebook has won its case against a Montreal spammer who bombarded users with explicit messages.

Last Friday, a California court ordered Adam Guerbuez and his company Atlantis Blue Capital to pay the popular social networking site $873 million in damages for spamming registered users on the site.

The victory, sealed with a judge's order, probably won't yield a windfall for privately held Facebook Inc.,whose revenue this year is expected to range between $250 million to $300 million.

Guerbuez was accused of using Facebook to solicit e-mail addresses and passwords, which he used to send more than four million messages singing marijuana's praises, or containing sexually explicit material.

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