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Man fined $1B for sending Facebook spam

“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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