The internet company Google has a record fine of $ 22.5 million because the company’s do-not-track security of Safari, earlier this year a privacy setting within Safari on the iPhone and iPad ignored. The U.S.Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which oversees compliance with privacy rules,While Google has always maintained that it is not intentionally cookies placed by users who do-not-track protection had switched, the company agreed to pay a fine of $22.5 million to the FTC. It is the largest fine ever by an individual company has paid to the FTC.
Mobile Safari has a setting to prevent tracking cookies which stored users surfing habits. Google managed to bypass this function by means of a technical trick. The information collected may be used to display internet ads that match the interests of the user.
Google says it has to check whether users were logged into Google +, so that could be determined if the +1- button on ads should be visible. Normally that’s not in Safari browser, because of the stricter privacy settings. So, Google uses a loop hole. According to the search giant, it was not intended that for users to be followed.
The issue came to light in February. Other ad companies used the loophole, but Google is the only known company that has received a fine. The search giant has always been an uproar about the privacy of its social buzz network under close supervision of the FTC. Rumors that Google.
Google’s revenue model consists of the display of such advertisements on websites. The FTC found it particularly regrettable that the promise of privacy to the user was violated. Google had previously made an appointment with the FTC on Internet privacy rules to be respected.