Social networking giant Facebook has announced a new change in its policy that will allow advertisers to use your name, original content, Personal data and your photos in their online advertisements without your permission and without compensation to you.
The announcement comes on the heels of a legal settlement earlier this week that saw Facebook pay out over $20 million to Facebook members whose names and images were used in ads without their permission. Under the terms of the settlement each user will receive $15 in compensation.
Prior to the new change, Facebook members were allowed to choose privacy settings that blocked the use of their name and images in advertising on the social network. Those privacy settings have now been removed.
Facebook has reworded the policy to inform users that your face and name CAN be used in advertisements going forward — without your permission.
The skies weren’t so friendly for a drunken passenger on board a New York-bound intercontinental flight who was set upon by the other passengers for attacking a woman and ranting that the plane was going to crash.
The unidentified passenger became disruptive after “drinking all of his duty free liquor on the flight from Iceland to JFK yesterday,” wrote passenger Andy Ellwood, who took the above photo.
But the other passengers got him together by duct taping him to a seat and babysitting him for the rest of the flight.