Google faces $22 million fine over Safari cookie debacle

By Jos · 11 replies
Jul 10, 2012
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  1. Google is close to reaching a settlement deal with the FTC over concerns raised back in February that the search giant was actively circumventing the privacy settings of desktop and iOS Safari users. Back then an investigation by the Wall……

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  2. . But while th might sound like a decent sum of cash, the paper also calculates that last year the search giant made that much in revenue every 5 hours.

    thats disgusting O_O
  3. To the other guest... disgusting in what way? I would highly doubt anyone in this world would actually care they make that much and if you made that much I highly doubt you would say its disgusting lol
  4. As long as companies are fined a million for every illegally gained billion these practices will never stop.
  5. Running a business is a way to illegally gain billions? how did you work that one out lol!
  6. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +284

    I think they mean disgusting as in an insane amount of money to make every 5 hours.
  7. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    LOL! How much is Google worth? 200 billion? Reminds me of the vaccine companies. They make billions selling a vaccine that kills 1 in 1000 and they get a tiny little fine.
  8. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    @ Spyder, it is easier to make up your own facts rather than use real ones isn't it. I'd like to know which vaccine kills .1% of everyone who takes it. How can you even compare an advertising browser cookie to a vaccine that kills you?! I can't even get my head around that.

    Does anyone really use the internet with cookies turned off? And to all you anti-business folks out there... why are you happy if Google gets fined? Do you think you're going to see part of money?
    The more money google makes, the more cool free stuff they give us. You know they have a self-driving car with 250,000 miles on it?
  9. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Ha, that's peanuts. Our fed govt pays more than that per hour in interest on the debt.
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  10. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    Haha nice! I like the cookie photo! :)
  11. Google- "Oh noooo thats quite a hefty fine!.... Will cash be ok?"
  12. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Merck caused polio instead of prevented it. And KNEW about it, but they're immune. Link

    Bill Gates Oral Polio Vaccine Cripples 47,500 Children. Link

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