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Submission + - Facebook on Spammer Rampage (

An anonymous reader writes: Facebook is on a never before seen legal rampage against high profile internet spammers. Today Facebook was awarded yet another 9 figure settlement, this time for over $700 million dollars. Facebook also has a criminal contempt case on Wallace, which means a high likelihood of prison, a big win for the internet and a milestone in cyber law.

From the courts:
"The record demonstrates that Wallace willfully violated the statutes in question with blatant disregard for the rights of Facebook and the thousands of Facebook users whose accounts were compromised by his conduct," Fogel wrote in his judgment order, which permanently prohibits Wallace from accessing the Facebook Web site or creating a Facebook account, among other restrictions.

Comment Re:I'd never do it, but (Score 1) 783

Seems mostly the latter, but that's true even for the companies that hire citizens too. My dad works as a drywall foreman, and they'll end up hiring a mix - some experienced guys, some guys with absolutely no training (they don't hire illegals though). The guys with no experience start only at minimum wage. Some of the more experienced guys will tell them what to do at first. Typically they start out on the simpler tasks - on drywall this being things like "hanging" (affixing to the wall) or especially sanding. Finishing (puttying the screw holes and seams) is a bit tougher and so they don't start there until they've been doing they other stuff for a good while. If they express interest in finishing they'll sometimes let them start practicing a bit in an inconspicuous area - a closet or something where any mistakes they make won't be as visible.

If after 3 or 4 months the person seems to be catching on they'll keep them and let them start doing different things as time goes on. If they don't appear to have a knack for it then they'll let them go. Either way though it's a job that people seem to get into pretty often without any formal training - just on the job. I'd suspect that many illegals end up the same way. Start out simple, and if they work out then they stay. Whether here or there everybody has to start somewhere.

Stellar rays prove fibbing never pays. Embezzlement is another matter.