18 Jun '12, 7pm

Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company

Facebook Settles Privacy Lawsuit, Buys Facial Recognition Company

Facebook has been ordered to pay $10 million to charity to settle a lawsuit over Sponsored Stories . The proposed class-action lawsuit accused Facebook of violating California law by featuring user “Likes” as Sponsored Stories without compensation or an opt-out option. It was settled last month, though details of the settlement just went public this weekend. Also just announced: Facebook has acquired facial recognition software company Face.com, for an undisclosed sum. Some European companies have already raised concerns about Facebook’s autotagging practice, citing concerns over user privacy. Facebook to Pay $10 Million Settlement to Charity In lawsuit documents filed in Angel Fraley et al., individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated vs. Facebook Inc., 11-cv-1726, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is quoted as calling trusted referrals like Sponsored Stori...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2185236/Facebook-Set...

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  1. 12 Feb '13, 4pm

    Great article. We posted a related story on social networking patent battles to Intellectual Property Watch (http://www.ip-watch.org). You can view it here: http://bit.ly/14MbkSS

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