Facebook still faces foes to privacy settlement

Family advocates are renewing a battle over teenagers' privacy rights

Parents and children’s advocates are challenging a settlement in a 2011 class-action lawsuit with Facebook, and renewing a battle over teenagers’ privacy on the world’s largest online social network.

At issue, is how the company uses its cache of information with its 1.23 billion users. According to the Associated Press, Facebook's use of people's images in advertisements known as "sponsored stories" is causing the concern. This allowed companies to pay to retransmit users' activities to their friends' pages. If someone clicked the "like" button for a brand, the click could show up as a "sponsored story" on friends' pages. This allowed companies to pay to retransmit users' activities to their friends' pages. If someone clicked the "like" button for a brand, the click could show up as a "sponsored story" on friends' pages.

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Alexis Harrison

Alexis Harrison is a Connecticut-based writer and public relations professional whose career spans both print journalism and broadcast news. Alexis started her professional life as...

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