Facebook Strikes Deal In URL-Messaging Privacy Class Action

By Suevon Lee (March 2, 2017, 5:58 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. has reached a nonmonetary settlement with a national class of users in which it has agreed to cease the practice of using and sharing data exchanged in private messages to boost targeted advertising, according to a Wednesday filing in California federal court.

The social media giant has further agreed not to take a position on plaintiffs' counsel's attorneys' fees application of nearly $3.9 million, according to the motion for preliminary approval of the class action settlement.

The proposed settlement only releases claims for injunctive and declaratory relief, not monetary or damages claims, according to the motion, leaving the window...

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