Google pays up $17M for ignoring user privacy settings in Safari

Google settled another privacy lawsuit today, promising to pay $17 million for circumventing users’ privacy wishes.

The case centered around Apple’s Safari browser, which had certain default privacy settings concerning tracking and cookies. Google, according to this lawsuit, went around those settings and used cookies to track user activity, even where users had specified that they did not want to be followed.

venturebeat.com

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