FTC Hits Google With $22.5 Million Fine Over Safari Hacks
Posted: 8/10/2012 | By: Jeff John Roberts | GigaOm
The Federal Trade Commission today confirmed that it has imposed a
record-breaking fine on Google over the search giant’s decision to
circumvent privacy settings on the Apple’s Safari browser.
Google will pay a $22.5 million penalty as punishment for breaking
the terms of a 20-year privacy settlement that the FTC had slapped on
the company last year. Under that settlement, Google had to pledge it
would not “misrepresent” the degree over which users had control of
their privacy settings.