Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc.
REQUEST FOR FURTHER CLARIFICATION. Signed by Judge Alsup on 3/23/16. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/23/2016)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ORACLE AMERICA, INC.,
No. C 10-03561 WHA
For the Northern District of California
United States District Court
Oracle has not answered the question. Oracle is correct that Facebook permits users to
configure their privacy settings so that individual posts are accessible to Internet users without
logging on to Facebook (i.e., entering a password). Nevertheless, as stated, the collection of a
Facebook user’s posts (called a “timeline”), is only accessible to other Facebook users,
regardless of the user’s privacy settings. The only way to view a Facebook post that a user has
classified as “public” without logging on is if an investigator somehow discovers the URL for
that particular post, which is virtually impossible without logging onto Facebook. By
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, MARCH 23,
Oracle will please explain with specificity how it intends to
view any juror’s “public” Facebook posts and how that procedure squares with its statement
that its investigators will not log onto Facebook.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: March 23, 2016.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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