Google has been fined $22.5 million for breaching its privacy commitment and bypassing Apple’s Safari users security settings. As the article in Mercury News comments, citing Consumer Watchdog, “the commission has allowed Google to buy its way out of trouble for an amount that probably is less than the company spends on lunches for its employees and with no admission it did anything wrong.”
The days of when the motto of Google “do no harm” could be taken literally are long gone. Beware.
- Google pays $22.5 mln to settle Apple Safari charges – Reuters (in.reuters.com)
- Google to pay US$22.5 million fine over privacy practices (computerworld.co.nz)