Lawyers pushing a Facebook privacy settlement are trying to fend off critics by suggesting in a Thursday filing (pdf) that privacy organizations are raising objections because they didn’t get a piece of the action.

Facebook settled a class action in September over its controversial Beacon advertising program that broadcast to friends what movies its users were renting online, among other personal details. Facebook agreed to stop the program and give $9.5 million to a new organization that would study online privacy.

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