Greg Sandoval reports:
A lawsuit filed in federal court last week alleges that a group of well-known Web sites, including those owned by Disney, Warner Bros. Records, and Demand Media, broke the law by secretly tracking the Web movements of their users, including children.
Attorneys representing a group of minors and their parents filed the suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, records show. The suit alleges that Clearspring Technologies, a software company that creates widgets and also offers a way to serve ads via widgets, is at the center of the wrongdoing.
Among the laws that were allegedly violated by Clearspring and the other defendants are the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, California’s Computer Crime law, and that state’s Invasion of Privacy Act.
Read more about the lawsuit on CNET.