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8/9/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The Federal Trade Commission’s record $22.5 million penalty against Google is inadequate unless the Internet giant admits its wrongdoing, Consumer Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan nonprofit public interest group said it will try to block the settlement, which must still be approved by a federal judge, unless...
News Story
8/9/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Search giant denies it intended to violate consumer privacy by circumventing Safari settings Privacy advocates have been waiting for this one: Google agreed to pay a record $22.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it circumvented privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser. As part of the order, Google must disable all the...
News Story
8/9/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO—Google is paying a $22.5 million fine to settle the latest regulatory case questioning the Internet search leader's respect for people's privacy and the integrity of its internal controls. The penalty announced Thursday by the Federal Trade Commission matches the figure reported by The Associated Press and other media...
News Story
8/9/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Google Inc. has agreed to pay a record $22.5 million fine to the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly overriding privacy settings on Apple computer users' Safari browsers in order to track individuals' Web-surfing behavior. The fine is both the first ever assessed by the FTC for an Internet privacy violation and the largest fine ever...
News Story
8/9/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Google has agreed to a record $22.5 million fine to settle charges that it circumvented the privacy settings of Safari users, the Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday. “The record setting penalty in this matter sends a clear message to all companies under an FTC privacy order,” FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said. "No matter...
News Story
8/9/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Google has agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle allegations that it violated its privacy promises by bypassing the privacy settings of users of Apple’s Safari Internet browser in order to track them, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. “The record-setting penalty in this matter sends a clear message to all companies under...
News Story
8/9/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Google will pay a historic fine to settle U.S. government charges that it violated privacy laws when it tracked via cookies users of Apple's Safari browser. The US$22.5 million civil penalty is the largest ever secured by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for a violation of one of its orders, the FTC said on Thursday. However, ConsumerWatchdog...
News Story
8/9/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Inc will pay $22.5 million to settle charges it bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple Inc's Safari browser, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. The deal ends an FTC probe into allegations that Google used computer code known as "cookies" to trick the Safari browser on...
News Story
8/9/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Google Inc. (GOOG) agreed to pay $22.5 million, the largest fine ever levied by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, to settle allegations that it breached Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Safari Internet browser. The record fine is the FTC’s first for a violation of Internet privacy as the agency steps up enforcement of consumers’ online...
News Story
8/9/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Google agreed to pay a $22.5 million penalty — the largest ever levied by the Federal Trade Commission — to settle charges that it failed to honor the privacy settings of millions of people who use Apple’s Safari Web browser, regulators said Thursday. While the settlement had been widely reported prior to Thursday’s...