German Court Rules Against Facebook's 'Like' Button

A German court has ruled against an online shopping site's use of Facebook's "like" button, dealing a further legal blow to the world's biggest social network in Germany. The Duesseldorf district court said that retailer Peek & Cloppenburg failed to obtain proper consent before transmitting its users' computer identities to Facebook, violating Germany's data protection law and giving the retailer a commercial advantage.