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Facebook must allow users to opt out of some ads

06/23, 6:52pm

Site must give way to not have names, pictures used in ads

Facebook users will soon have the option to decline having their pictures and names used in ads shown to other users on the social network. As The Telegraph reports, the new policy stems from the settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by users alleging the site improperly used their images. The new rules are calculated by some to potentially cost Facebook more than $100 million in lost ad revenues.

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Expanded tweets bring more content to Twitter

06/13, 11:18pm

WSJ, Breaking News, Time delivering rich in-tweet content

In a blog post on the company site today, Twitter announced that it is rolling out a new "expanded tweet" feature. The feature will allow desktop and mobile users to explore rich content by expanding a tweet beyond the standard 140 characters. Twitter has partnered with a range of news organizations and other content providers to bring video, previews, and other media to the expanded tweet feature.

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