Here is the latest report that Google will pay $22.5 Million for settle the Apple charges. Actually this issue was arisen few months ago when Google used computer code known as “cookies” to trick the Safari browser on iPhones and iPads so the Internet search company could monitor users who had blocked such tracking.
After the announcement of FTC on Thursday Google will pay $22.5 Million for this mistake as a fine. On this report FTC’s Chairman, Jon Leibowitz said “No matter how big or small, all companies must abide by FTC orders against them and keep their privacy promises to consumers, or they will end up paying many times what it would have cost to comply in the first place,”
According to Reuters Google will also have to disable the tracking cookies that ended up on consumers’ computers, despite the company’s assurances it was not placing cookies.
Google is also the subject of a wide-ranging antitrust investigation by the FTC and European regulators over accusations it manipulated search results to favor its own products.
Google has said the tracking of Safari users was inadvertent and that it collected no personal information such as names, addresses or credit card data. But the tracking was done despite assurances Safari could be set to protect user privacy.