All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘sponsored stories’

Facebook Sponsored Stories Will Officially Die On April 9th

Back in June, Facebook announced that it was going to get rid of some of its ad units in an effort to eliminate some redundancies, as many of its offerings accomplished the same goals. The company hinted at the demise of the Sponsored Story unit, instead opting to “include the best of sponsored stories in all ads.” “Previously, to get …

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Yes, Facebook May Owe You $10; That Email Isn’t a Scam

Million and millions of U.S. Facebook users received an email last weekend that read LEGAL NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION – just like that, in all caps. It says that “a federal court authorized this notice,” and that it’s “not a solicitation from a lawyer.” It also tells you that you may be entitled to up to $10, coming …

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Instagram’s New Privacy Policies Take Effect on Saturday

Just a friendly reminder: those new Instagram policies that caused such a ruckus back in December go into effect this Saturday, January 19th (but without the clause that caused most of the ruckus). The new privacy policy and terms of service documents add a few new elements such as affiliate sharing and new arbitration rules, but do not contain any …

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Instagram Is About to Make Pretty Little Ads Out of Your Photos

Instagram just updated its privacy policy to fall in line with Facebook’s updated data use policy allowing the transfer of user information back and forth across both services (or affiliates, as they call each other). That move was expected after Facebook recently adopted their own proposed policy changes after the third and final Site Governance vote failed to produce a …

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Everyone Should Probably Just Put a Dick on All Their Instagram Photos Now

UPDATE: Instagram Is Not, Nor Were They Ever Going to Sell Your Photos ORIGINAL ARTICLE: [Possibly NSFW drawing below] I know you’re mad about Instagram Facebook deciding that they wanted to make money from your favorite app. I know the fact that a free app may have to support itself via advertising is a total bummer. Nobody likes ads, no …

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Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Lawsuit Is in Its Penultimate Hour

A couple of weeks ago, we told you that Facebook’s long-running Sponsored Stories lawsuit was likely on its way to coming to a close. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg, upon reviewing a new settlement proposal from the social network, was less critical and stated that he would issue a ruling “very shortly.” Today, we have a preliminary ruling on the …

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Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Lawsuit May Be Coming to a Close

Facebook may finally be able to close the books on a long-running lawsuit that saw the company accused of major privacy violations corresponding to their Sponsored Stories initiative. Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg was “much less critical” of Facebook’s revised proposal and said that he would issue a ruling “very shortly.” Back in August, Judge Seeborg rejected …

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Facebook “Suggests” Posts from Outside Your Network

Back in August, Facebook began a test that brought straight-up advertising to the news feed for the first time. This type of advertising isn’t really social, as it’s not based on the actions of friends. “[W]e are beginning a very small test that will allow marketers to promote page posts to people beyond their fans in the news feed,” said …

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Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Lawsuit Gets New Settlement

Facebook is making another attempt to bring an end to a lawsuit over their advertising practices – mainly their Sponsored Stories ads. This time, after having a settlement rejected back in August, Facebook has changed up the monetary aspect of the deal as well as added more safeguards for users within its settlement obligations. If you haven’t been following this …

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Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Settlement Denied

A District Judge has denied, without prejudice, a settlement hammered out by Facebook and plaintiffs in a class-action suit directed at the companies advertising practices – more specifically their Sponsored Stories ads. The original suit involved five California plaintiffs that claimed Facebook had violated privacy laws with the manner in which they run their Sponsored Stories. Mainly, the plaintiffs complained …

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Facebook Tests Promoted Posts in Your News Feed from Pages Way Outside Your Network

Soon, you may begin to see promoted posts from pages that your don’t even like – or your friends don’t even like. You may see a post from a brand that you’ve never even heard of. That’s because Facebook is testing a new ad format that will allow marketers to promote posts to users that have no real affiliation with …

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Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Settlement Put On Hold

In June, Facebook and five California plaintiffs reached a settlement in a lawsuit centered on the company’s ad product known as Sponsored Stories. You know the ones – posts that Facebook promote to the top of your news feed or to the side of your homepage. They are always based on previous user activity – a like or a check-in …

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