The class-action suit filed against Facebook in Vienna, Austria, by Austrian law student Max Schrems and his Europe Versus Facebook group is still alive despite its rejection by the commercial court in the city, as the regional court completed its “a limine” review and ordered Facebook Ireland to respond within four weeks.
The class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook last week by Austrian law student Max Schrems and his Europe Versus Facebook group, which reached the plaintiff-imposed limit of 25,000 participants earlier this week, now just needs to find a court, as the commercial court of Vienna rejected the suit and referred it to the city’s regional court, PCWorld reported.
Facebook announced in a post on its developer blog that the migration to the new format for mobile application ads is underway, and the social network offered some best practices and unveiled a new tool, the app ads helper.
Facebook is facing another privacy-related lawsuit from Austrian law student Max Schrems and his Europe Versus Facebook group, but this time, the class-action suit will be heard on the group’s home turf in Austria, rather than in Ireland, where Facebook’s European operations are based.
Prepare to see fewer stories from applications in News Feed, as Facebook announced a change to its News Feed algorithm that will emphasize what it calls explicitly shared stories from apps, or stories that users share by taking explicit actions, and cut back on implicitly shared stories, or stories automatically shared by apps without actions by the users.
Developers will soon be able to add like buttons to their applications, as Facebook announced at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday that it has begun testing a like button on iOS apps.
Some Facebook pages that have been converted to the new desktop layout are prompting users who have not yet liked the pages to “Get updates from (page name) in your News Feed,” with a like button included on the right-hand side.