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US Judge Weighing Final Verdict In Facebook Privacy Settlement
2013-06-30 08:04:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A proposed settlement in the case of privacy concerns stemming from Facebook's "Sponsored Stories" program does not go far enough to protect content created by minors from advertisers, children's rights advocates reportedly told a US judge on Friday. As part of the settlement, which received preliminary approval from US District Judge Richard Seeborg last December, Facebook agreed to pay out $20 million in compensation divided...

Facebook Sponsored Stories Settlement Approved
2012-12-05 11:34:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A judge has awarded Facebook a preliminary approval of their proposed settlement to dodge a potential class action lawsuit from their users. In this new settlement, Facebook will agree to pay out $10 to each user who has complained about seeing their name and picture on advertisements without their consent. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg announced earlier last month that he´d consider Facebook´s latest proposal to...

Facebook Sponsored Stories Decision Coming Soon
2012-11-16 14:10:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online US District Judge Richard Seeborg has said he´ll be making a ruling about Facebook´s Shared Stories suit “very shortly.” In January 2011, some Facebook users began to see their friend´s names pop up in advertisements as a sign of endorsement. It was discovered that whenever a user “liked” a company, Facebook would take this information and use it in the ads, a violation of their privacy...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'