Buzzfeed reports that Facebook has settled a class-action lawsuit alleging that Facebook illegally put American users’ images in sponsored stories without their consent.
Under the settlement, users may get $10 if they fill in a claim form, but if claims exceed $20 million dollars, then $20 million goes to charity. Facebook has 150 million users in the U.S., so Buzzfeed speculates the money will likely go to charity.
3 Places We Would Less Like To See Your $10 Go Than Charity
1. The lawyers who negotiated a settlement for using your likeness, and have agreed that your likeness is worth $10 at most, while they are asking for $7.5 million in attorneys’ fees, and up to $282,566.49 to cover their costs.
2. Handerpants – “Underpants For Your Hands.” It’s not that we don’t like the idea of Handerpants, it’s that they cost $11.95 plus shipping, so your ten dollars would not be enough to buy you an opportunity to wear underwear on your hands.
3. The estate of Alexander Hamilton. His likeness is already on the ten dollar bill – does his family really need more recognition? It’s not like he was ever President of the United States, or the inventor of Handerpants!