Today in Social

Besides Paul Allen’s patent suit against Facebook (and eight other big Internet players), there’s a class action brewing against the social networking powerhouse in California. It claims that Facebook is mis-using minors with its Like button. A California law says using kids’ names or pictures in advertising – e.g., when one “likes” an ad – requires parental consent, and TechCrunch wonders if that means Facebook would have to get approval for all its under-18 users.