U.S. judge gives initial OK to revised Facebook privacy settlement

A U.S. judge on Monday gave his preliminary approval to a second attempt by Facebook Inc to settle a class action lawsuit which charges the social networking company with violating privacy rights.U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in California rejected a settlement in August over Facebook’s ‘Sponsored Stories’ advertising feature, questioning why it did not award money to Facebook members for using their personal information.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/12/04/uk-facebook-privacy-settlement-idUKBRE8B304T20121204
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/12/04/facebook-privacy-settlement-idINDEE8B301520121204Also see:Facebook’s latest privacy changes put to a vote
Users have one week to vote on the proposed changes to Facebook’s policy, including the ability of users to vote on future privacy changes.Voting opened on Monday, and users have until Monday, December 10, at noon PST to make their opinions heard. Facebook has put up a custom voting app powered by a third-party company for this vote, and the results will be tallied by an independent auditor.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/tech/social-media/facebook-privacy-vote/index.html

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