Google’s $22.5 million dollar FTC fine
Google has always been known for being on top. Well, unfortunately in this case it’s not a good thing to be in first place. The $22.5 million dollar fine from the Federal Trade Commission is the largest penalty issued on a single company. Congratulations Google! You definitely reached the leader boards and set a new record! Of course, this measly $22.5 million dollars probably cost Google about…. meh… 5 hours of revenue. So, I’m sure they’re not too concerned about this fine. But how about the trust of their customers?
This fine was enforced due to the brilliant minds behind Google and the code they had written that tricked Safari Browsers into thinking it was browsing in private mode, when in fact the users were still being tracked the whole time. Although, this does not seem like the most terrible thing that Google could do, it still fringes upon the trust of their consumers. Next time Google… Don’t get caught.
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