Federal lawsuits have been filed in California and Rhode Island in light of reports that the world's largest social network and the company behind some of its most popular games violated federal law by sharing users' information with advertisers and tracking companies. The Wall Street Journal reports that the suits against Facebook and Zynga were filed following an investigation into apps sharing Facebook IDs with outside firms. The California suit targets Zynga, the report states, while the Rhode Island case focuses on Facebook. Both companies have issued statements that the complaints are without merit and that they will fight the lawsuits. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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