Judge Questions $10 Million Facebook Sponsored Stories Settlement

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August 5, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!

When you “like” something on Facebook, your name and face can be used in sponsored stories. But that will change, thanks to a court ruling earlier this year. But the settlement attached to that ruling was struck down by U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg on Thursday, saying the $10 million amount was not enough.

The year-old lawsuit will give adult Facebook users more control over how they appear in these ads (minors can already opt out). This week, the judge for the case turned down the settlement amount: If a $10 million payout, why not $100 million?, he asked.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg declined to approve the settlement that would…
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via Mashable http://mashable.com/2012/08/04/facebook-sponsored-stories-settlement/


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