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U.S. Regulators Probe Google's Privacy Issues
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U.S. Regulators Probe Google's Privacy Issues

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U.S. Regulators Probe Google's Privacy Issues

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The Federal Trade Commission is looking at complaints raised last month when it was discovered Google was bypassing the privacy settings on Apple's Safari browsers to track user activity on the web. The agency wants to know whether the company "misrepresented" its privacy policy.

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U.S. regulators are launching an investigation into Google. They are looking at complaints raised last month. It was discovered that Google was bypassing the privacy settings on Apple's Safari browsers to track user activity on the Web.

The Federal Trade Commission wants to know whether the company misrepresented its privacy policy. If found guilty, Google could face fines of up to $1,600 per violation per day.

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