As reported earlier, Google has bypassed the cookie settings in both Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browsers. Thankfully, it wasn’t left unnoticed by the Federal Trade Commission.
Now, according to the WSJ, Google is close to a settlement, which would require them to pay a total of $22.5 million to the FTC.
And yes, it’s just a pocket change for company that brings billions of dollars in revenue every year.
Interestingly enough, the Wall Street Journal only mentions Safari so we are not sure whether or not FTC has a separate case for the Internet Explorer users tracking or the fine covers both cases.
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