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Facebook fights to seal financial info in privacy payout case

Facebook (s fb) and class action lawyers will ask a court today to approve a controversial $20 million settlement over “sponsored stories,” an advertising feature in which Facebook users endorsed products. Meanwhile, a new judge in the case is suggesting that financial information about the value of Facebook users should be unsealed.

The new information comes via a court filing in which U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg rejects a request that part of the $20 million go to the homeless, and in which he demands that the parties explain why the public should not have full access to the details of the settlement.