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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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”…

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…

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…

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…