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Facebook is sorry about that whole privacy violation thing—and it wants you to have $15.
The money is coming to users who were involved in a 2011 class-action lawsuit against Facebook. The company used user names and photographs in sponsored posts without asking the users first. In 2013 a judge ordered the company to pay the plaintiffs a $20 million settlement in damages.
Now, following appeals, Facebook is finally sending out these settlement checks $15 at a time. The recipients are understandably amused.
Of course, $15 isn’t a lot of scratch for a multi-billion-dollar company that abused your private information, but at least it’s something. Payments were sent out on Nov. 17, so keep your eyes peeled to the mail. You may have some apology money coming your way from your favorite social media site.
John-Michael Bond is a tech reporter and culture writer for Daily Dot. A longtime cord-cutter and early adopter, he's an expert on streaming services (Hulu with Live TV), devices (Roku, Amazon Fire), and anime. A former staff writer for TUAW, he's knowledgeable on all things Apple and Android. You can also also find him regularly performing standup comedy in Los Angeles.