Jun 222012
 
 June 22, 2012  Business, Court, Online

There’s been a lot of coverage in the past two days over the proposed settlement in a lawsuit against Facebook, mentioned previously on this blog. John Ribeiro reports:

Facebook has settled a lawsuit in which it was alleged to have used the names and likeness of the plaintiffs without their prior consent in “Sponsored Stories” advertisements shown to their online friends on the social networking website, according to a motion filed by the plaintiffs in a federal court on Wednesday.

Facebook has also agreed to pay US$10 million that will go to social service organizations and advocacy groups including those that are focused on the protection and privacy of minor children in the context of social media.

 Read more on Computerworld.

The settlement still has to be approved by the court.  David Kravets thinks that the users aren’t getting enough out of the proposed settlement. See his article on Threat Level, “Privacy Lawyers Sell Out Facebook Users for $10 Million.”

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