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Google to settle Safari suit for $22.5 million

 |  August 1, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission approved Google’s $22.5 million settlement of a case probing whether the search engine bypassed Apple Safari users’ privacy settings. The FTC investigation centered on allegations that Google used “cookies,” a type of computer code, to track information entered and websites visited by Safari users who had attempted to disable “cookies” on their browser.

Google is also under a similar investigation conducted by the European Commission whose privacy laws are even more stringent than their US counterparts.

Full content: Reuters


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