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Google May Pay Fine To Settle FTC Charges

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Google May Pay Fine To Settle FTC Charges

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Google May Pay Fine To Settle FTC Charges

Google May Pay Fine To Settle FTC Charges

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Google is reportedly set to pay a $22.5 million settlement. The fine would resolve charges Google snuck past Apple's privacy settings for users of Apple's browser. According to The Wall Street Journal, this would be the highest fine ever imposed on a single company by the Federal Trade Commission. Google has not admitted to any wrongdoing.

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MONTAGNE: Google is reportedly set to pay a 22 and a half million dollar settlement. That fine would resolve charges that Google snuck past Apple's privacy settings for users of Apple's Safari browser.

According to The Wall Street Journal, this would be the highest fine ever imposed on a single company by the Federal Trade Commission. Google has not admitted to any wrongdoing.

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