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Saturday, February 02, 2013

臉書可能欠你十塊錢


去年十月,臉書同意就整個'贊助的故事'問題,達成協議。臉書可能曾經在未經你同意下,使用了你對某個'贊助的故事'廣告按下的'讚'。臉書為此同意撥出二千萬元,付給權利受侵害者。

如果你收到一封看起來像垃圾郵件的'集體訴訟協議法律通知',你就有機會獲得賠償。只要你上網填表,就有可能獲償十元。不過,如果有太多人填表,錢大概不夠分,整筆錢將轉交給非牟利機構。
由於臉書在美國就有一億五千萬用戶,撥供賠償的錢卻只有二千萬元,最後的結果,很可能是交給非牟利機構。

Does Facebook Owe You Money?

   Eric Limer
Generally, Facebook is making money off you (or at least trying) by collecting all your info and then parceling it all out for ads. But now the tables have turned, maybe kinda sorta. Thanks to an ongoing class action lawsuit, you may be entitled to up to 10 whole dollars from the social networking giant. Take that, Zuck!
In October, Facebook agreed to a settlement about this whole Sponsored Stories issue, wherein they may have used your likeness in a Sponsored Story ad without your permission. The settlement set aside $20 million for you poor, wronged souls, and now Facebook is starting to get ready to pay it out.
How do you know if you're included? Well, if you got a super-legal-y it-almost-looks-like-a-scam email from Facebook about "LEGAL NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION," you're in. All you have to do is file a claim form online, and you're signed up for a sweet $10 slice of that pie. Maybe. There is a catch. If too many people claim, and there's not enough money to go around, the whole chunk of change will go to a non-profit. And as Buzzfeed points out, there are 150 million Facebook users in the US and only $20 million to go around, so that's more than likely.
But hey, maybe you'll wind up getting cut a check from Facebook. There's only one way to find out. So make sure you check that old Hotmail account you used to sign up years and years ago. There could a shot at ten bucks sitting in there. [Buzzfeed]

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