Facebook Accused of Publishing Partner’s Passwords

Another person is currently claiming a stake in Zuckerberg's Facebook fortune: someone named Paul Ceglia recently claimed that the social “not-working behemoth” had used some underhand tactics in the company’s legal defense.


Paul Ceglia said that he used to have a contract that would have undoubtedly made him a Facebook partner eight years ago. Ceglia is now claiming that the social network’s hired hands from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP for some reason included his personal passwords in court papers.

According to his accusations, his private e-mail addresses and passwords were extracted from the public federal court filing. Then, he claims, they were later removed. Meanwhile, Bloomberg believes that Paul Ceglia's attorneys were outraged and for some reason took a decision to use the alleged privacy violations for leverage in court. The court papers reveal that they are claiming that counsel’s baffling misconduct caused the situation where Ceglia’s e-mail accounts were accessible to the open public for a few hours. Currently they are looking for both court sanctions and attorney fees.

In respond, the most popular social network in the world denied that an individual named Paul Ceglia had any rights to its vast, vast coffers. All they were able to disclose was that Zuckerberg had agreed to work with something under the name “StreetFax” – a start-up. However, Facebook wasn’t referenced anywhere. In its turn, the corporation claimed that Paul Ceglia was engaging in fraud and therefore wasn’t entitled to any money.

Regardless of whether or not Paul Ceglia had any right to Zuckerberg's Facebook, everyone understands that he chose to target a company with very, very deep pockets. The latter, in the meantime, is a company that doesn’t wear its heart on its sleeve. If you have seen The Social Network or just learnt something about the most amazing network in the world, connecting friends and relatives in some cases tighter than any other means of communication, you would know that Facebook’s history was all over the lawsuits with claims that someone’s taken part in developing Facebook’s idea.

With the case continuing, we’ll whether this person is simply trying to turn a buck, or whether the social network is more worried than it’s letting on.