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Submission + - FCC Approves $22.5 Million Fine For Google (theverge.com)

drinkydoh writes: FCC and Google have approved an $22.5 million fine for Google's part in circumventing Safari users' cookie privacy settings, and now FCC has voted to approve the fine. Official announcement will follow in a few days, but Google has refused to comment on the issue. The privacy violation occurred from a discovery that Google found a way and was deliberately circumventing Safari's option to block third party cookies from advertising networks. These cookies allowed Google to uniquely track users between different web sites and was mostly used to display advertisement for products and services the user had previously searched for or visited. One example being searching for help to personal diseases where after the user would see such ads across the internet.

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