Saturday, August 31, 2013

Judge Approves Facebook’s $20M Settlement to Users...

Judge Approves Facebook’s $20M Settlement to Users Featured in Sponsored Stories

A U.S. district court judge has approved a $20 million settlement to be paid by Facebook to users whose names and likenesses were used in sponsored story ads.

Facebook confirmed the $20 million settlement, which was approved on Monday by a U.S. district judge in San Francisco. The money will be paid to about 614,000 Facebook who responded to a legal notice the social network emailed earlier this year to affected users who’d been featured in sponsored stories — or ads with social context that show whether a user’s friends have “liked” or otherwise engaged with a brand’s page or content — prior to Dec. 3, 2012.

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