German Court Rules Against Facebook on Privacy

Facebook Inc. lost a ruling in Germany over using the e-mail addresses of people who aren’t members of its social network. A Berlin court found Facebook doesn’t adequately inform members that all e-mail addresses imported by its “Friend Finder” function will be used to contact others, even if they aren’t members of its network, German consumer group Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, which won the ruling, said on its website.