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Google fined $22.5 million for ignoring customers’ privacy settings

Posted By admin On July 10, 2012 @ 8:50 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Daily Mail [1]
July 10, 2012

Google Inc is reportedly close to paying $22.5 million to settle charges that it bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple’s Safari browser.

The staggering sum would be the largest penalty ever levied on a single company by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

But, with Google reporting a net income of $2.89 billion in the first quarter of this year, it would take just over 17 hours for the company to earn the amount to pay off the fine.

The fine was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which cited officials briefed on the settlement terms.

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[1] Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2171417/Google-fined-22-5-million-bypassing-privacy-settings-customers-using-Apples-Safari-browser.html

[2] Google Caught Violating Browser Privacy Settings to Track Users: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-caught-violating-browser-privacy-settings-to-track-users.html

[3] Google fined by FCC over Street View: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-fined-by-fcc-over-street-view.html

[4] Google trying to evade UK privacy laws, campaigners claim: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-trying-to-evade-uk-privacy-laws-campaigners-claim.html

[5] Google Street-View Car Searched by Paris Privacy Regulators Before Ruling: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-street-view-car-searched-by-paris-privacy-regulators-before-ruling.html

[6] Google Tries To Slam Brakes On Privacy Outcry Over ‘Google Drive’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-tries-to-slam-brakes-on-privacy-outcry-over-%e2%80%98google-drive%e2%80%99.html

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