engine - 9:18 am on Jul 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Report: Google Close To Settling $22.5 Million Fine Over Privacy [bbc.co.uk]
Google is set to pay the largest fine ever imposed on a single company by the US Federal Trade Commission, according to the Wall Street Journal.
It says the search giant is close to agreeing to pay $22.5m (£14.5m) to settle a privacy complaint.
The paper said that Google had taken advantage of the fact that Safari allowed multiple cookies to be installed on a device as long as its user had given permission for a first cookie to be downloaded.