Annie Youderian reports:
The 9th Circuit on Thursday declined to revive claims that Zynga and Facebook violated users’ privacy by disclosing their confidential information to advertisers and other third parties.
A three-judge panel in San Francisco upheld U.S. District Judge James Ware’s dismissal of class actions against Facebook and Zynga Game Network, maker of the popular FarmVille game on Facebook.
Users claimed that when they clicked on an ad or icon in Facebook, their web browsers called up the page using what’s known in the industry as a “referer” (sic) header. This header includes a user’s Facebook ID and the address of the Facebook page the user was viewing when he or she clicked the link.
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