Topic: Facebook Likes

Ben & Jerry's Is Early Winner in Instagram Ad Race

User comments are sweeter for some sponsored posts

Instagrammers scream for ice cream, in a good way. Ben and Jerry are getting the hang of Instagram ads, demonstrating that not every sponsored photo is an unwelcome intrusion. Millions of…

Facebook: Discussions With FTC About Recent Policy Changes Routine

Sen. Ed Markey calls social giant's shift 'troubling'

Facebook is talking with the Federal Trade Commission about its recent changes to its data-use policy. But the social network insists that the discussions are "routine" and that the controversial…

Privacy Groups Charge Facebook Policy Changes Violate FTC Order

Facebook's proposed changes spell out use of users' data in ads

Facebook is in the privacy crosshairs again, this time over proposed changes to its data-use policy. Charging that the changes violate Facebook's 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission,…

Facebook Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Sponsored Stories

Social net to pay out $20 million

Facebook has finally settled a class action lawsuit over the way it shared "likes" of advertisers in sponsored stories without getting users' permission. In an order filed yesterday in San Francisco's…

Facebook Giving Some Brands a Sneak Peek at Fans' Other Likes

Company testing new data offering—but only for 'priority' marketers

Most brands only have a basic understanding of who their Facebook fans are. They can see gender, age and location breakdowns through Facebook’s Insights tool, but they’re hard-pressed to find…