As seen on an empty stretch of Market last night during a(nother phony, phoned-in) bomb threat and necessarily taken as a panning shot due to the (purposefully) abysmal 5MP camera on my $69 Samsung Galaxy J3. (Cf. the much better cam of an S7 Edge – it’s a night-and-day difference.)
So that’s it, let’s wait and see how much your chunk of Uber is worth (you know, assuming that they have an IPO in 2017 and assuming that you don’t get Zynga’ed afore then) on February 27, 2018…
Enjoy today’s “civic pop quiz” from The Bay Citizen‘s Editor in Chief Steve Fainaru:
Q: Which corporations are getting millions in city tax breaks…and returning the favor with $100-a-plate fundraisers for the same politicians who pushed through those tax breaks?
Q: Which SF mayor unexpectedly rose to power thanks to behind-the-scenes machinations by Rose Pak, Willie Brown, and Gavin Newsom?
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Answers to the pop quiz: Twitter and Zynga; Mayor Ed Lee”
Wow, feisty, huh?
It’s the Zynga Bus!
(A bit smaller than the other corporate buses about town, non?)
All’s I know about Zynga is here from Peter Jamison. Oh well.
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Uh oh, looks like San Francisco-based Zynga is in trouble again. The lawyers at Nassiri & Jung LLP down there on Kearny near Market filed a class-action lawsuit in San Francisco federal court yesterday.
Get all the deets, below.
Facebook User Sues FarmVille Maker Zynga for Violating the Privacy Rights of Millions of Americans
Class action suit filed after Zynga shared the personal Facebook information of millions of Americans with Internet tracking companies.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19 — A class action lawsuit filed yesterday challenges Zynga’s alleged practice ofillegally sharing the Facebook user data of its customers with advertisers and data brokers.
The lawsuit alleges that Zynga, which currently makes six of the top ten Facebook games, collected the Facebook data of its 218 million users and shared it with advertisers and data brokers in violation of federal law and Zynga’s contract with Facebook.
The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in San Francisco, Calif., is brought by Nancy Graf of St. Paul, Minnesota. The class action seeks monetary relief for those whose data was wrongly shared, and injunctive relief to prevent continued privacy abuses.
“This appears to be another example of an online company failing the American public with empty promises to respect individual privacy rights,” explained Michael Aschenbrener of Edelson McGuire LLC, co-lead attorney for the class action. “Companies large and small need to learn to follow through on their privacy promises or risk having consumers decide that it is simply not worth it to use their services,” added Kassra Nassiri ofNassiri & Jung LLP, co-lead attorney for the lawsuit.
Aschenbrener and Nassiri are also co-lead class counsel in another case against Facebook that alleges massive privacy violations.
Edelson McGuire LLC is a leading class action firm that focuses on Internet, technology, privacy, banking, and consumer issues with attorneys in Illinois, New York, California, and Florida. www.edelson.com.
Nassiri & Jung LLP is a boutique litigation firm based in San Francisco that focuses on complex business disputes. www.nassiri-jung.com