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Online social gaming outfit, RockYou, has settled with the FTC after an embarrassing security snafu in 2009 allowed hackers to reveal the accounts and passwords of more than 32 million users. The company has been fined $250,000 and is required to maintain a formal security program in order to protect user accounts.

Further aggravating officials, RockYou had also publicly fibbed about the robustness of its security and privacy policies. As a result, the FTC is also prohibiting the company from making any more deceptive claims regarding such policies in the future or it will face further penalties.

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Wow, the greed, and the litigation just continue on and on...
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250000 / 32000000 = $0.0078125 per person. Scandalous.
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it should of been $250,000 per user. rolleyes.gif
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Wow, the greed, and the litigation just continue on and on...

How? To $250,000 is like, nothing in comparison to what they probably make off those users.
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Wow, the greed, and the litigation just continue on and on...

How? To $250,000 is like, nothing in comparison to what they probably make off those users.

Aha, the truth behind it all, then yeah, it should have been a big big smack on the hand, this isn't even a ruler slap on the hand.. pfft!

They should have paid $50 / person minimum... & provided ID Theft Protection for everyone of them in turn!

They didn't get off easy, they simply got off.. biggrin.gif
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Aha, the truth behind it all, then yeah, it should have been a big big smack on the hand, this isn't even a ruler slap on the hand.. pfft!
They should have paid $50 / person minimum... & provided ID Theft Protection for everyone of them in turn!
They didn't get off easy, they simply got off.. biggrin.gif

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250000 / 32000000 = $0.0078125 per person. Scandalous.
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Aha, the truth behind it all, then yeah, it should have been a big big smack on the hand, this isn't even a ruler slap on the hand.. pfft!
They should have paid $50 / person minimum... & provided ID Theft Protection for everyone of them in turn!
They didn't get off easy, they simply got off.. biggrin.gif

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250000 / 32000000 = $0.0078125 per person. Scandalous.

I don't know if they sold the info, or was paid to open the door to let people access the info, but Federal Law Mandates you protect your customer's data...

My point is that, the legislation in place serves to make the legal system richer, and that's pretty much how I see most laws that are written today...

Legislation isn't about who's correct or wrong anymore, it's about getting paid, to me that is....

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250000 / 32000000 = $0.0078125 per person.


The worth of your identity.
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I think identity theft for all affected users seems plausible if credit card or such information was taken (didn't read source).

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