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Man fined $1B for sending Facebook spam

Oct 07, 2010, 01:33 (7 Talkback[s])
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"A Montreal man who sent more than four million spam e-mails to Facebook users over a two-month period was ordered to pay the social media giant more than $1 billion in compensation.

"Adam Guerbuez did not admit to sending the spam. But he also did not contest the Sept. 28 Superior Court ruling, which upheld an earlier decision by a U.S. District Court judge in San Jose, Calif.

"Guerbuez was fined $100 US for each of the 4,366,386 spam messages that were posted onto Facebook profiles in March and April 2008."

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