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Italy Court Orders Facebook to Pay $4.7 Million For Copying Faround App

On Tuesday, a Milan based appeal court ordered Facebook to pay 3.83 Million Euros ($ 4.7 Mn) in damages to an Italian Business Competence’s App Faround.

The court said that Facebook copied the ”Nearby” feature from the app. The feature allows users to identify shops, restaurants, and clubs in their surroundings using GPS.

Also, Faround app owned by an Italian Software Development Company. The company appealed about the copying in the Milan based court. Facebook copied the feature Nearby to search for Facebook users in the surroundings using GPS.

Moreover, The court initially set the amount to 3.5 Million Euros in 2019 but later upheld the descision but increased the damages.

We have received the court’s decision and are examining it carefully.

Facebook Spokerperson told Reuters

Ritik Banger

Founder and Editor of The Tech Infinite. An Engineering Graduand who loves to write in Cyber Security, Tech News, Privacy Breaches, and Tutorials.

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