Facebook Settles Sponsored Stories Suit For $10 Million

Facebook will pay $10 million in a settlement over its “Sponsored Stories” feature, which had some users up in arms about their privacy. Details about Facebook’s settlement with users over the social network’s use of personal photos and “likes” emerged Saturday. As the Associated Press reported, some users said that Facebook has used their images for commercial activity.

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