Google Fined $22.5M For Safari Privacy Evasion
(CNN) – Your privacy might be at stake. Google was caught eavesdropping on Safari user’s browsing history. And now they’ll have to pay twenty-two point five million dollars to the F-T-C because of it.
Google has been tracking Apple’s Safari users browsing history, allowing advertisers to deliver customized messages based on their history.
After a privacy deal in October with the F-T-C, they promised to undergo privacy audits and pay penalties of up to sixteen thousand dollars for future privacy mishaps.
But they broke their promise, catching the eyes of the F-T-C.
The fine is the largest penalty that the Federal Trade Commission has ever levied on a single company.