Judge rejects Facebook’s “Sponsored Stories” settlement

Judge Richard Seeborg noted that the deal did not award any damages to Facebook users

Not so fast, Facebook. On Friday, a judge rejected a proposed settlement in a case involving the tech company’s alleged misuse of users’ names and likenesses in one of its advertising features.

Five Facebook members sought class-action status for the suit, arguing that Facebook violated California law by publicizing users’ “likes” of advertiser pages in its “Sponsored Stories” section without offering them compensation or the choice to opt-out.

Alanna Byrne

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