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Facebook proposes revised settlement in Sponsored Stories lawsuit

John Ribeiro | Oct. 9, 2012
Facebook has proposed a revised settlement in a lawsuit in which it was alleged to have used the names and likeness of the plaintiffs without their prior consent in "Sponsored Stories" advertisements shown to their online friends on the social networking website.

Facebook has argued in the lawsuit that the users had agreed to its terms of use as a condition for using its website, and agreed to the possible use of their name and profile picture in association with commercial, sponsored or related content, before Sponsored Stories was launched. The "clear, express consent posed an insurmountable hurdle for Class Members" who had the burden to prove that the social networking site did not have consent to display their names and profile pictures, it said in the filing on Saturday.



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