The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a Facebook application that would rule on a $ 15 billion lawsuit that would have followed users illegally ten years ago.
SAN FRANCISCO: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a Facebook application that would have disrupted a $ 15 billion lawsuit over whether it had tracked users illegally ten years ago.
The Supreme Court has issued an order denying a leading social media application to review a California court decision to allow a case that accuses Facebook of violating telephone rules.
Facebook did not respond to a request for comment.
It has been argued in court that it is a legal "group" of exchanges that includes digital content acquired by software tools such as "like" or "share" buttons linked to other websites.
"Instead of listening to a different connection, Facebook's contact contained explicit content for Facebook," said the leading social media network.
U.S. law of wiretap makes it illegal to activate technical communications without the person having to be part of an exchange.
The lawsuit alleges Facebook has tracked users improperly away from a social network, and monetized the data by selling it to advertisers for the purpose of targeting ads.
The class action case involved more than 20 related lawsuits filed in most U.S. states in 2011 and early 2012 and demanded more than $ 15 billion on behalf of members of the world's largest social network.
Facebook has already changed the way it uses software captions such as sharing buttons that collect information about online users' activities.
The technology giant Silicon Valley added that allowing the case to proceed would have "serious consequences,"
Critics and regulators have taken targets on Facebook many times over user privacy.
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This goes well with accusing Facebook of improperly monitoring customers away from social media, and then reaping the benefits of information by promoting it to entrepreneurs by focusing on ads.
The phase movement case involved more than 20 related cases filed in most US states in 2011 and early 2012 and demanded more than $ 15 billion (approximately Rs. 1,08,590 crore) on behalf of members of the world's largest community.
Facebook has already changed the best way to use software program summaries such as sharing buttons that collect information about Internet customer actions.