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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...
News Story
7/11/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Google may not miss the $22 million it's likely to lose over its Safari browser shenanigans, but it's probably none too pleased over earning the distinction of being socked with the biggest fine the FTC has ever levied. "It will be an official part of Google's privacy rap sheet forever," noted GoogleMonitor.com's Scott...
News Release
7/10/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
SANTA MONICA, CA – The Federal Trade Commission reportedly plans to fine Google $22.5 million for hacking around privacy settings on iPhones and iPads that use Apple’s Safari browser. Consumer Watchdog praised the Commission today for its expected strong action defending consumer privacy. Consumer Watchdog had filed a complaint in...
News Story
7/10/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is poised to pay a $22.5 million fine to resolve allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking millions of Web surfers who rely on Apple's Safari browser, according to a person familiar with settlement. The person who spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday asked not to be identified...
News Story
7/10/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Google would pay $22.5 million to the Federal Trade Commission, a record fine for the agency, under a tentative deal settling allegations that the search giant bypassed privacy settings on Apple computers, smartphones and tablets, according to people familiar with the agreement. The deal, which would require the final approval of the...