Facebook 'Like' Ads Deal Draws Flak From Consumer Groups

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 10:14 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center and consumer advocates excluded from a proposed $20 million class settlement over Facebook Inc.’s alleged nonconsensual use of people’s pictures in ads on Thursday urged a California court to reject the pact, saying it didn't benefit consumers.

In a letter sent to the judge overseeing the case in the Northern District of California, EPIC contended that the proposed settlement failed to fix problems with the contested “sponsored stories,” and asked the court to modify the agreement to require Facebook to obtain...
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