Google $22.5M FTC Penalty Draws Squawks

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Google (NSDQ: GOOG) will pay a $22.5 million civil penalty to settle U.S. government charges that it skirted the privacy settings of millions of users of Apple’s (NSDQ: AAPL) Safari browser, the largest fine ever levied by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for violating one of its orders. In its complaint, the FTC said that Google deceived Safari users into believing that it wouldn’t place tracking cookies on their iPhones or iPads or serve them targeted ads, as it had agreed in a 2011 deal with the federal agency. The settlement was reported here and here last month as the paper (IT news)