Facebook wins $711 million in case against spam king

30 Oct 2009

Sanford Wallace, whom some calledl the Spam King, reigns no more, as Facebook has won $711 million in litigation against Wallace for illegal access to Facebook user accounts. The San Jose, Calif. court ruled this week that Wallace may lose his freedom as well as his finances.

Here's the story, posted on the Facebook blog by Sam O'Rourke, Facebook senior counsel:

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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.