EU fines Microsoft $732M over browser ballot debacle

Microsoft monitored itself, says EU, and failed to notice it wasn't showing consumers a choice screen for more than a year

By , Computerworld |  Legal

"We take full responsibility for the technical error that caused this problem and have apologized for it," the company said. "We provided the Commission with a complete and candid assessment of the situation, and we have taken steps to strengthen our software development and other processes to help avoid this mistake -- or anything similar -- in the future."

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