This week it’s been a real all-out brawl very much behind the scenes when it’s come to the FTC cutting down Google for their supposed privacy infractions with the Apple Safari web browser – and today they’ve spoken up. Google has sent out an extremely tiny statement to CNN which essentially has them refusing the idea that they did anything wrong as far as privacy is concerned with Apple’s Safari browser. In addition, CNN has gotten some confirmation of the privacy fine Google faces, though they’re currently unwilling to share their sources on the matter.
The fine you may already have heard of racks up to $22.5 million dollars USD – just a few hours work for Google, in other words. This information, again, comes from a source with knowledge of the settlement speaking with the news source mentioned earlier. This information is crowned by a lovely little blip you’ll see here, as spoken by a Google spokesperson earlier today:
“We cannot comment on any specifics. However we do set the highest standards of privacy and security for our users.” – Google
This bit of information does not do one whole heck of a lot for the credibility of either the FTC or Google’s claims in this case, but it does let us know that Google is, at least on the surface, trying to remain true to their claim to not be evil in the world of public privacy. Have a peek at our timeline below to check out what Google actually may have done to deserve this case and its outcome: