Facebook has swatted away further claims of damages in its long-running privacy dispute over its Beacon feature, after a US appeals court declined to reassess damages in the case.
Facebook originally reached a $9.5m settlement in a class action dispute over user privacy. A group of users had complained over a service, dubbed Beacon, which shared personal information without their consent.
A subset of that group had sought to challenge the settlement, looking for more money. However, according to Reuters, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals voted two judges to one not to disturb that settlement.
“A $9.5 million class recovery would be substantial under most circumstances, and we see nothing about this particular settlement that undermines the district court's conclusion that it was substantial in this case," the judgement is reported to have stated.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg originally touted Beacon as the future of advertising on its social network platform.
Around 40 companies signed up for the service, posted alerts to users' news boards when they made purchases with them.
But the system was rounded upon by users incensed that their buying habits were being advertised without their consent.
The system required users to click on a link to indicate they didn't wish to take part – and gave them just seconds to do so. Beacon was subsequently ditched.
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