Facebook has agreed to pay $10 million to charity to settle a lawsuit that accused the site of violating users' rights to control the use of their own names, photographs and likenesses, according to court documents made public over the weekend. The lawsuit, brought by five Facebook members, alleged the social networking site violated California law by publicizing users' "likes" of certain advertisers on its "Sponsored Stories" feature without paying them or giving them a way to opt out, the documents said. A "Sponsored Story" is an advertisement that appears on a member's Facebook page
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Fifteen leading email service and technology providers are today announcing DMARC.org, a technical working group that has been developing standards for reducing the threat of deceptive emails, such as spam and phishing. DMARC.org draws upon a history of private industry collaboration with 18 months of dedicated work to outline an enhanced vision for email authentication that can scale up to today's Internet needs.
Two Continents and the Pentagon Roiled Feb. 7, 2006: Vol. 2, Issue No. 10 IN THE NEWS Embassies torched as cartoon furor grows DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Furious Syrians set fire to the Danish and Norwegian embassies on Saturday as protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed showed no signs of abating despite calls for calm. —Rasha Elass, Reuters, Feb. 5, 2006 Joint Chiefs Send Rare Protest letter to 'Wash Post' Over 'Reprehensible' Toles Cartoon NEW YORK — A Tom Toles editorial cartoon published in The Washington Post on Monday and on its Web site has drawn a very rare and very strong