Judge OKs $22.5M fine against Google for Safari tracking
It’s looking like Google may have to soon cough up the $22.5 million fine it agreed to pay in order to settle Federal Trade Commission claims that it illegally bypassed user privacy settings in Apple’s Safari Web browser.
U.S. District Judge Susan Illston approved the fine in San Francisco federal court late Friday, according to the Associated Press. This is the largest penalty the FTC has ever levied against a single company.
Google and the FTC reached the settlement agreement in August when the Web giant agreed to pay $22.5 million on charges that it “placed an advertising tracking…
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