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KY man sues Facebook over tracking cookie

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Facebook user in western Kentucky has filed a federal lawsuit against the social networking giant, accusing it of violating wiretap laws with a tracking cookie recording web browsing history after logging off of Facebook.

The plaintiff, David Hoffman of Paducah, is asking a judge to grant class-action status to represent the roughly 150 million Facebook users in the United States. Hoffman's lawsuit seeks a preliminary and temporary injunction restraining Facebook from intercepting electronic information when they are not logged in and from disclosing any of the information already acquired.

It also seeks damages of $100 per day for each of the class members or $10,000 per violation.

The Kentucky lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court, is similar to cases filed in recent weeks in California, Kansas and Louisiana.

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