Jul 102012
 
Google may be nearing a settlement of $22.5 million with the FTC for its willful circumvention of Do Not Track settings in order to keep serving ads, the Wall Street Journal reports. Because Google violated its consent decree with the US government that it would not misrepresent privacy settings to its users, it will pay a penalty of $16,000 for every day that it used its DNT workaround.
Safari’s DNT typically blocks third-party cookies in order …

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