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---- U.S. Judge Approves $22.5 Million Fine for Google Over Privacy Settings
engine - 12:37 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
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.