Oct 07 2010
There are few things I hate more in life than hackers and spammers, and this guy was both. That’s why to see such an absurdly huge judgment ruled against him is sweet music to my ears.
A Montreal man who spammed millions of Facebook users has been handed a disproportionate $1-billion punishment that favours a vengeful corporation, his lawyer said Wednesday.
In its case against Guerbuez, Facebook alleged the Canadian tricked its users into providing him with their usernames and passwords. Then, in March and April of 2008, computer programs sent more than 4 million messages to Facebook accounts promoting products that included marijuana, erectile dysfunction and penis enlargement products.
I mean, granted, spamming doesn’t make you a billionaire, so there’s no way in hell he’s ever going to be able to pay that, but hopefully it sends a message to other spammers that NO I DO NOT WANT NIKE AIR JORDANS SHUT UP.
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