But revelations of more privacy lapses continue to crop up, sometimes through breakdowns that Facebook has periodically disclosed, such as a software flaw that improperly exposed the photos of about 7 million users, or other times though media investigations such as a New York Times report documenting the company's agreements to share its audience's information with its partners, including Microsoft and Netflix.
The lawsuit alleges that Facebook was aware in 2014 that the third-party app developer wanted to download the information about users" friends but "failed to monitor or audit the app'.
Cambridge Analytica, which worked for U.S. President Donald Trump's political campaign at one point, gained access to personal data from tens of millions of Facebook's users.
It was revealed this week that Facebook's privacy controls had broken down yet again.
The firm used a benign-looking quiz app to gather information on Facebook users and their friends, including names, locations, religious and political affiliations and educational backgrounds.
Racine claimed in the suit that only 860 downloaded the quiz yet many more were put at risk with the sharing of their private information.
The attorney general of the District of Columbia has sued (PDF) Facebook, alleging violations of local consumer protection laws.
A Facebook spokesperson told the BBC: "We're reviewing the complaint and look forward to continuing our discussions with attorneys general in DC and elsewhere".
Racine said Facebook had tried to settle the case before he filed the lawsuit, as is typical during investigations of large companies.
The lawsuit claimed that Facebook made it hard for users to control data sharing settings and didn't make it clear third-party apps have the ability to override some settings.
Lawsuits of this type take years, however, if Facebook is found guilty, the penalties will be massive.
Uber Technologies Inc in September agreed to pay $148 million as part of a settlement with 50 USA states and Washington, D.C., which investigated a data breach that exposed personal data from 57 million Uber accounts.
The lawsuit is the latest blow to Facebook in a year fraught with privacy scandals and other problems for the world's biggest social network.
Facebook's foray into politics has already cost the company money.
May said a vote on the deal - which was postponed on December 11 to avoid defeat - would be held in the week beginning 14 January. The government now has to authorise time to debate and vote on the motion - which, technically, they could refuse.
The Supreme Court upheld that part of the law in 2012, ruling it fell in line with Congress' power to levy taxes. That could include the section that allows parents to keep young adult children on their coverage until age 26.
That makes it the third highest category of goods imported from the USA , behind agricultural products and aerospace goods. Earlier on December 14, China halted extra punitive duties that had been imposed this summer.
Pogba , left out against Arsenal and Fulham, started here but contributed little, save for a glaring miss in the first half. United pulled one back through Marcus Rashford late one but could not find any further goals before time expired.
Patel, who made his name at KXIP, was bought by Delhi Capitals after a bidding battle with the Punjab franchise. Mumbai Indians also brought back Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga at his base price of Rs 2 crore.
Google hopes to start moving into the Hudson properties in 2020, with the more industrial Washington St. building ready in 2022. For more on Google's $1 billion expansion in New York City , follow on over to The Washington Post .
President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Mexico was paying for a border wall through trade as he focuses on getting the U.S. Pelosi and Schumer are just as willing to shut down the government over it but unwilling to be honest about it.
After the Singapore summit in June between Mr Trump and Mr Kim progress stalled in talks on denuclearising the Korean peninsula. On Sunday, Pyongyang slammed the White House for sanctioning three of its officials for alleged human rights abuses.
The explosion occurred at around 8:30 p.m.in Toyohira Ward, resulting in a fire that was extinguished at 2:10 a.m. Sapporo police and fire officials said it was too early to say anything certain about the cause of the explosion.
But minor non-working royals are permitted to have them, with Princess Eugenie opening a public Instagram account this year. Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan gifted us with a never-before-seen photo from their wedding reception in May.
Trump asked cabinet to look for border wall funding
The president would consider other options and the administration was looking at ways to find the money elsewhere, Sanders said. Congress has just a few days left to send a budget bill to the White House that would prevent a partial government shutdown .
Klopp: I can not keep every Liverpool player happy
Of course we have to think about him and think of the best way to cope with a fantastic player like he is". Don't hide behind your cars, or your tattoos, or your girlfriends or your agents. "Play the game.
Cohen Says Trump Is Lying About Russia Investigation
After earlier saying he knew nothing of the payments, Trump on Thursday said he never told Cohen to break the law. Mueller had attested to Cohen , to tell the truth. (Trump has repeatedly denied the affairs).
Galaxy S10 camera details leaked
As per a report , the Galaxy S10 will be announced on February 20, a few days ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona . Leaked information about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 line of smartphones just hit the internet, via Gizmodo .
Rep. Denny Heck Says Beggining of the End of Trump Presidency
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe set up the White House interview with Flynn , suggesting he not have a lawyer present. Flynn is relaxed and hopeful even as the possibility of prison looms when he's sentenced in the Russian Federation probe.