Google was fined 22.5 million dollars for allegedly violating the privacy rights of many users of the Internet, despite earlier promises not to do it.
Federal Trade Commission to protect the interests of American consumers has imposed a fine of top search engine Google.
The agency said, Google was fined 22.5 million dollars on Thursday on charges of violating the privacy rights of many users of the Internet, despite earlier promises not to do it.
Federal trade commission said that, for several months last year and this year, Google has installed a “cookie” in the software used by the Safari web browser. Safari is a web browser used by Macintosh computers, iPad, iPhone and iTouch.
“Cookies” are installed Google was used to monitor Internet sites visited by users of Safari, and was discovered by a researcher at Stanford University. Google has pulled the surveillance technology but did not plead guilty by paying the fine earlier.