Google Just Got Hit With The Largest Ever FTC Fine

Larry Page

Google and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are finalising a settlement over privacy concerns in which the search giant is expected to pay $22.5 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The search engine allegedly tricked Safari users into letting it track their online activity, even if that user had disabled the tracking function.

This is the biggest fine the FTC has ever slapped on a single company. But it’s not such a big deal for Google; last year, on average, it took in that much money every five hours.

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