In Brief: Mark Zuckerberg thankfully has been spared the discomfort of a half day testifying in court, as Facebook thoughtfully has agreed to settle a four-year-old class action that charged the company with sharing the private data of tens of millions of its users with Cambridge Analytica

Had this not been settled for what one would assume to be a very large though currently undisclosed sum, Zuckerberg and other top executives would have had to testify in court late September.