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Facebook says NY city prosecutors who have been constructing a disabilities-benefits fraud case last yr. Got knowledge from the Facebook bills of 381 people.

The social media giant disclosed a virtually yearlong legal combat over the issue after the filings have been unsealed this week.

Facebook in a roundabout way grew to become over the information however is appealing the court docket order that required it to take action.

The Menlo Park, California-based totally firm says prosecutors intruded on users’ privacy in acquiring the biggest set of search warrants the company has ever got. It says 62 of the customers have been amongst 134 people charged within the case.

The New York district lawyer’s place of business and a judge have said the hunt warrants had been justified.

The dispute provides to a roster of clashes between authorities and internet companies.