Google to pay FTC $22.5 million over privacy breach
Friday, August 10, 2012 2:29 PM
Google Inc. agreed to pay $22.5 million, the largest fine ever given by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to settle allegations that it breached Apple Inc.'s Safari Internet browser.
The FTC alleged that Google deceived consumers and violated terms of a consent decree signed with the commission last year when it planted cookies on Safari, bypassing Apple software's privacy settings.
The fine is the FTC's first for a violation of Internet privacy.