Wednesday July 11, 2012

Judge Steps Away From Facebook Privacy Lawsuit

The judge presiding over the Facebook sponsored stories lawsuit has recused herself the day before the hearing on a proposed settlement. That's pretty damn weird, don't you think?

As part of a proposed settlement, Facebook agreed to allow users more control over how their personal information is used. The value to Facebook members resulting from the changes is about $103 million, in the opinion of one economist hired by the plaintiffs. However, the amount Facebook will actually pay to settle the case is just over $20 million, according to court documents filed last month.