"SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A federal judge on Thursday refused to approve a settlement over a 2018 data breach that would force Facebook to submit to independent audits of data security measures for the next five years.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup accused lawyers for Facebook and a class of 4 million social network members of using “smoke and mirrors” to obscure what if anything in the agreement is new.
“This is very vague to me as to what real benefit anybody is getting out of this case,” Alsup said. “You’ve done smoke and mirrors to me so that you’ve camouflaged it. I have no way of knowing.”