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05-04-2012, 04:25 PM #1
FTC May Fine Google Ten Million For Sidestepping Safari Privacy Controls
The biggest search going on at Google these days has nothing to do with the company's search engine. Instead, the top search may involve finding a way to pay the massive fine that the FTC could soon levy.
Although the amount won't be of a wholly detrimental or company-collapsing magnitude, the penalty will definitely sting. That's according to published reports Friday that indicate Google may be fined ten million dollars... or more.
The penalty stems back to the company's alleged creation and deployment of false code meant to willfully work around user privacy settings in Safari - Apple's web browser.
The fine could amount to more than $10 million dollars, said the person, who declined to be identified because the talks are confidential. The fine would be the first by the FTC for a violation of Internet privacy as the agency steps up enforcement of consumers’ online rights.
05-04-2012, 04:39 PM #2
10 million is a drop in the bucket, the data received from this made more money for Google than the fine.
Google will probably do some creative accounting and put that fine into write-off during tax season.
05-04-2012, 06:28 PM #3
To be honest, this article doesn't say anything. It's just a poorly composed copy-pasted article.
Back on topic: $10M for the big G is like one of us having to pay for our lunch...no big deal at all.27" iMac: Quad-Core 2.93GHz i7 & 16GB RAM
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05-05-2012, 11:16 AM #4