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Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Internet |

Google will have to pay a fine of $22.5 million for spying on users of Safari

Google will have to pay a fine of $ 22.5 million for spying on users of Safari

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agreed to pay $22.5 million to the Federal Trade Commission, the largest Fine issued to date by the entity, by installing tracking cookies in Safari bypassing the browser’s Privacy settings.

The commission added that Google should “turn off all tracking cookies” related to this case, which the Mountain View company has already made when it was revealed this incident, the company said it happened by accident .

A code planted a cookie on the user’s computer even if the configuration had prevented the entry of cookies, “even if Google had previously said that these users would be automatically excluded from this tracking, due to the default settings of browsers used in Macs, iPhones and iPads, “the FTC.

Google code exploited a flaw in the browser security settings, entering a temporary cookie for DoubleClick, which in turn opened the door to all cookies, including tracking the advertising.

Link: Google will pay $ 22.5 million to settle FTC charges it Misrepresented privacy assurances to users of Apple’s Safari Internet Browser (FTC)

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