Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday August 09, 2012

Google Fined $22.5M For Safari Tracking

Google will have to dip into its petty cash fund to pay another fine. If they keep this up, there won't be any money left for Pizza Friday.....this week. wink

Google Inc. has agreed to pay a record $22.5 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented to users of Apple Inc.’s Safari Internet browser that it would not place tracking "cookies" or serve targeted ads to those users, violating an earlier privacy settlement between the company and the FTC. The settlement is part of the FTC’s ongoing efforts make sure companies live up to the privacy promises they make to consumers, and is the largest penalty the agency has ever obtained for a violation of a Commission order.