Facebook Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Sponsored Stories

Social net to pay out $20 million

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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 U.S. District Court for the northern district of California, Facebook will shell out $20 million to compensate members of the class action suit.

The lawsuit, filed by five Facebook users, raised additional questions about Facebook's advertising and privacy practices.

As part of the settlement, each of the 614,000 users that responded to the class action suit will get $15.00

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