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You see pictures of your friends, family, colleagues on Facebook all the time. What if your picture or your child's was used in an ad without your consent?

A group of Facebook users filed a class action lawsuit in 2011 saying their pictures were used in Facebook ads without their permission.

Facebook agreed to be more transparent about the information and pictures it uses.

But some digital privacy groups say that doesn't include protecting children.

Many people don't even know their picture is being used.

In 2012, Facebook paid $20 million to users whose pictures were used without consent, attorney fees and donations to online privacy groups. Still, the settlement appeal continues.

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