Facebook’s announcement last month that it will include data from non-Facebook websites and applications in its ad preferences tool did not sit well with two privacy advocacy groups.
The settlement last August of the class-action lawsuit against Facebook over its use of users’ images in sponsored stories is about to face more opposition, as nonprofit advocacy group Public Citizen said it will file a legal brief with the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, stating that the settlement violates laws in seven states, The New York Times reported.
Facebook added to its lobbying roster in Washington, D.C., with the addition of Caitlin O’Neill, chief of staff for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), The Washington Post’s In the Loop blog reported.
Jodi Seth, communications director for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), joined Facebook’s office in Washington, D.C. (pictured), as manager, public policy and communications, succeeding Andrew Noyes, who will relocate and join the communications team at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Politico Playbook reported.