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Judge does not approve Facebook 'sponsored stories' settlement

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Aug 2012 19:14 User comments (1)

Judge does not approve Facebook 'sponsored stories' settlement Back in June, Facebook announced it would pay $10 million to charity in order to settle a privacy suit brought against them. The suit had accused the social networking giant of violating user's right to control their own likenesses, including photos and names.
Five angry Facebook users brought the suit after the company "violated California law by publicizing users' "likes" of certain advertisers on its "Sponsored Stories" feature without paying them or giving them a way to opt out." "Sponsored Stories" are ads that show up on the right side of the screen and include one of your friend's names, sometimes their picture, and the assertion that they "liked" the advertiser.

This week, a judge has rejected the legal settlement, requesting more information on "why the agreement does not award any money to members."

Facebook's response: "We continue to believe the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. We appreciate the court's guidance and look forward to addressing the questions raised in the order."

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122.8.2012 5:33

Lame, people just want money but this one site should get sued peekout or something because they sell people's info yet they said its like phone book where you can find people's info. if that's true then why do people needs to know everything about us like FB account, myspace account, email , phone number etc... and they sells them .

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