The Associated Press October 13, 2011, 3:00PM ET

Mississippi woman sues Facebook

A Mississippi woman has joined a growing number of Facebook users who are suing the social networking company over allegations that it violates wiretap laws by recording users' Internet browsing history without permission.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in north Mississippi on behalf of Brooke Rutledge of Lafayette County. Similar lawsuits have been filed in other states, including Kentucky and Louisiana.

The lawsuit claims Facebook violates wiretap laws with a tracking cookie that records users' online activity even when they aren't logged into Facebook.

Facebook denies such allegations.

The lawsuit seeks class action status for millions of Facebook users.


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