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Facebook To Pay $20 Million in Settlement

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

August 27, 2013

A federal judge has approved a class-action settlement that will require Facebook to pay $20 million for putting users in their “Sponsored Stories” advertising program without their permission, Wired reports. Originally, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg had said he had “serious concerns” over the deal because it paid $10 million to charity but nothing to class members. The settlement now divides the $20 million among charities, the class-action attorneys and the 125 million U.S. Facebook users affected.
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