Privacy issues put the web giant Google in the center of media attention again. Now they face a $22,5m fine because of privacy breaches that were first discovered back in February. Reportedly, Google has been secretly tracking where millions of Apple’s Safari users went on web through circumvention of browser settings. The “cookies” settings were supposed to ensure safe web browsing but Google developed a code that allowed cookies to be installed without users’ permission, thus enabling Google to potentially track the users browsing. If the two parties settle the agreement the fine that FTC imposed on Google will be the biggest in history.
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