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Judge Rejects Settlement In Facebook Sponsored Stories Case 47

angry tapir writes "A U.S. District Court judge has rejected a proposed settlement in a lawsuit that alleges Facebook violated users' rights by using their names and recommendations of advertisers to be publicized through a Sponsored Stories program. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, was filed in the Northern District of California by five Facebook members on behalf of as many as 100 million users of the social networking site."
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Judge Rejects Settlement In Facebook Sponsored Stories Case

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 20, 2012 @09:03AM (#41053507)

    Then change your photo to a can of coke, but keep liking and posting stories about pepsi. Once the marketing droids at pepsi keep seeing a can of coke sponsoring their product, they'll soon stop doing it. Of course substitute mcdonalds/ford/verizon or whatever evil corp has a similar competitor you choose, and you might have to get more creative with the photos too (turds for microsoft phones for example - oh, wait...), but you get the idea.

  • by Impy the Impiuos Imp ( 442658 ) on Monday August 20, 2012 @09:12AM (#41053595) Journal

    It's not about privacy. This isn't like Facebook lied about a product which was killing people. It's smarmy lawyers seeing a company making a mistake and getting erections at the fabulous wealth it will bring them by using a system built by lawyers for lawyers to enrich themselves acting as the functional equivalent of parasites on a host body.

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