Facebook Offers to Give Users $10 Each
Website offers pay to settle lawsuit over privacy and marketing
Would you like 10 bucks? Facebook wants to allow its users to apply for a cash payment of up to $10.
The proposal is being made to settle a 2011 class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook over its use of one of the features on the site.
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Plaintiffs sued Facebook, arguing that the website's "Sponsored Stories" feature violated California law by publicizing users' "likes" of advertisers without any compensation or a way to opt-out.
As part of the proposed $20 million settlement proposal, Facebook also would agree to give users more control over how their names and pictures are used.
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Now it will be up to a judge to decide whether to accept Facebook's proposal.