Privacy groups hail Google, FTC settlement over Apple Safari tracking

Likely $22.5M settlement largest ever levied by FTC on single company

By , Computerworld |  Security, Apple, FTC

In this case, Google does not appear to have violated any of its general privacy policies on tracking, Castro
noted. Instead, some public statements from the company about how it handled certain Safari browser functionalities
turned out to be false, he said. "Given the complexity of browsers, search engines and tracking -- and how code on
each of these changes so rapidly -- a minor mistake here seems reasonable," he said.

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