Google are to pay a fine to the U.S Federal Trade Commission (FTC) following abuse of Apple’s Safari browser.
The internet company is said to have deceived consumers and breached terms set by Apple when they placed cookies on Safari to track browsing behaviours. This is in direct conflict with Apple software’s privacy settings.
Google specifically told users of Apple’s Safari that because the browser is set by default to block third-party cookies, as long as users don’t change their browser settings, this setting effectively accomplishes the same thing as opting out of online tracking.
Read more about the fine and Google’s actions on Bloomberg.