Facebook has initiated legal proceedings against several Portugal-based developers for unscrupulously scraping data from customers using the site. 

The social network argues that four of their extensions listed on the Chrome Web Store, functioned like spyware. In a release posted in their newsroom, Jessica Romero, Facebook’s Director of Platform Enforcement and Litigation said the developers “misled users into installing the extensions with a privacy policy that claimed they did not collect any personal information.



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