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A federal judge has given the green light to a lawsuit brought against video giant Blockbuster over its use of Facebook's privacy-destroying "Beacon" ad system.
A year ago, a Texas woman named Cathryn Elaine Harris sued Blockbuster after it used Beacon to share her movie rentals with her so-called Facebook friends. The suit seeks class-action status, and as MediaPost reports, US District Court Judge Barbara Lynn ruled that the case can go to court - even though Blockbuster's online terms and conditions insist that disputes can't be brought to court and that users must waive their right to class-action suits.
Further into the article is commentary that online contracts may be examined for validity.