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Google in $17 Million Settlement Over Improper Web Tracking

Published on November 18, 2013
by Rolfe Winkler

Google has agreed to pay $17 million to settle allegations brought by 37 states and the District of Columbia that it placed unauthorized tracking “cookies” on Web browsers in 2011 and 2012.

“Consumers should be able to know whether there are other eyes surfing the web with them,” said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a statement. “By tracking millions of people without their knowledge, Google violated not only their privacy, but also their trust.”

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