Jul 102012
 
 July 10, 2012  Breaches, Business, Govt

Brian Womack reports:

Google Inc., owner of the world’s most popular search engine, is nearing an agreement to pay $22.5 million to settle a U.S. Federal Trade Commission probe over claims it violated user privacy on Apple Inc.’s Internet browser, a person familiar with the matter said.

The settlement would resolve an investigation over how Google used software that can follow user activities when they accessed the Safari browser, said the person, who declined to be identified because the matter hasn’t been made public.

Read more on Bloomberg Businessweek.

It’s still peanuts, though, when you think about it.

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