Exhibitors of the Google company work on laptop computers in front of an illuminated sign of the Google logo at the industrial fair Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany,in this April 17, 2007 file photo. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)

Announcing $22.5 Million Fine, FTC Says It Investigated Google’s Internet Tracking Early On

The Federal Trade Commission today announced a $22.5 million fine against Google for circumventing settings on Safari Internet browsers and planting advertising cookies without user consent — a subject we wrote about in June. The size of the fine — a record amount for an FTC privacy case — had been reported earlier by The Wall Street Journal, […]