Facebook 'Social Ads' Targeted in Suit by New York Boy's Father

Facebook Inc., the world's most popular social-networking site, was sued for not getting parents' permission before displaying that minors "like" the products of its advertisers.

The lawsuit seeks class-action status on behalf of Facebook users in New York state under the age of 18 who had "their names or likenesses used on a Facebook feed or in an advertisement sold by Facebook Inc. without the consent of their parent or guardian."

Read the complete Bloomberg story, "Facebook 'Social Ads' Targeted in Suit by New York Boy's Father."

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