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New “Sponsored Stories” Settlement Filed

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

October 9, 2012

Facebook has filed another settlement in a lawsuit over its “Sponsored Stories” feature after a judge dismissed the company’s first attempt in August, reports CNET News. The settlement includes a one-time $10 payment to affected users and an “easily accessible mechanism” for users to see how their Facebook content is being used in Sponsored Stories. It also allows parents of users under the age of 18 to opt them out of the feature, or, if the parents are not Facebook users, the company will not use minors’ data until they turn 18, the report states.
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