Judge approves $20 million Facebook fund to settle advertising suit

The suit addresses the use of members' likenesses for the site's sponsored stories program

By Zach Miners, IDG News Service |  Internet

Public Citizen said it was disappointed by Monday's decision. The ruling "gave short shrift to kids' online privacy rights and will enable Facebook to continue exploiting minors' images for profit in violation of the laws of seven states," said Scott Michelman, a staff attorney with the Washington, D.C.-based group.

Public Citizen has identified the seven states as California, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, New York and Oklahoma.

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com

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