It was announced today that Google will pay a $22.5 million fine to the FTC for violating Google's own privacy terms. Apparently Google didn't follow the default do-not-set-third-party-cookies setting in Apple's Safari browser. They used an exploit that allowed them to set a temporary cookie so they could deliver targeted ads to the users. While setting tracking cookies is pretty normal for Google, they're getting fined this time because they specifically told Safari users that they wouldn't set the tracking cookies if they left the default settings set on Safari browsers.
Jon Leibowitz, who is the Chairman of the FTC, said:
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