Facebook Ads Violate Minors' Rights, Suit Says

Law360, New York (May 3, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A Brooklyn, N.Y., man slapped Facebook Inc. with a class action Monday, accusing the social networking giant of profiting from using the names and likenesses of his child and other minors in advertising without receiving permission from parents.

The complaint filed in New York federal court targets Facebook's so-called social ads, which show the names or images of a user's friends who have either clicked on the ad or the advertiser's brand page.

Since their debut in late 2007, the ads have contributed to the company's...
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