$20 Million Privacy Settlement Rejected Your "likes" on a brand page can result in your name and face being used as endorsements on that brand's page. Facebook users are not given a say in this matter, though they might soon enough: a federal judge has rejected Facebook's $20 million settlement offer in a class action lawsuit over the privacy of users' information in Facebook's "Sponsored Stories" feature. According to Mashable, Facebook's settlement would have allowed under-18 Facebook users to opt out of Sponsored Stories entirely, while also providing adult users more control over how their "likes" are used. The $20 million settlement would have been split evenly between the plaintiff's legal team and pro-privacy advocacy groups. The judge who rejected the settlement, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg, expressed his doubts about the arbitrary $20 million figure, saying that the number "was merely plucked from thin air." Seeborg noted that under California law each plaintiff would be eligible for $750., and that the $20 million settlement offered by Facebook isn't nearly enough. It's estimated that Facebook makes about $1 million a day from its Sponsored Stories, and roughly 100 million users have appeared in them. Facebook's $20 million settlement, none of which would enter the pockets of users, seems grossly small and arbitrary, as Judge Seeborg noted in his ruling.