Google fined $17 million over Safari cookie caper
Apple implemented "do not track" on Safari, Google did an end run around it, the U.S. Attorneys General hauled them into court, and now Google is paying $17 - roughly the amount of money they earn in the time it takes them to write the check - to the states. Alexei Oreskovic, writing for Reuters:
The deal, announced Monday morning, ends a nearly two-year probe by the states into allegations that Google bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple Inc's Safari Web browser by placing "cookies" into the browser.
This follows the $22 million they agreed to pay the FTC back in August 2012 for the same thing. Wrists appropriately slapped?