Η google agreed to pay $ 17 million in fines for accusations that it wanted to secretly monitor the activities of certain consumers on the Internet. The fine was imposed by the Attorney General of New York, Eric Schneiderman on Monday.
Prosecutors from 28 states accused Google of violating consumer protection law and privacy laws by bypassing Apple's Safari browser privacy settings to display targeted ads.
“Consumers should be able to know if someone is tracking their browsing on InternetSchneiderman said. With the monitoring εκατομμυρίων ανθρώπων εν αγνοία τους, η Google παραβίασε όχι μόνο την ιδιωτική τους ζωή, αλλά και την confidence their."
The case arose after the discovery of Google's method of displaying targeted ads using “cookies". Google announced on its website that Safari's privacy settings can prevent Google from tracking these cookies. But a post from Wall Street Journal last year revealed that Google was able to bypass these settings by taking advantage of a loophole in the Safari browser.