Judge OKs Facebook’s revised privacy settlement

First proposed settlement was rejected in August

Facebook Inc. is one step closer to ending its ongoing class action suit involving its use of users’ information in Sponsored Stories.

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg gave the initial thumbs-up to Facebook’s revised settlement, after rejecting a previous version in August partly because it did not offer Facebook users compensation. In his ruling yesterday, however, Seeborg said the new settlement "falls within the range of possible approval as fair, reasonable and adequate."


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