Another privacy embarrassment for Google?
Reuters is reporting that the Federal Trade Commission intends to fine Google $22.5 million in civil penalties to settle charges that the company bypassed the privacy settings of Safari browser users.
The settlement will allow Google to avoid admitting liability, according to an unidentified source who spoke with Reuters.
Earlier this year, Google was accused of bypassing the privacy settings of people using Apple's Safari browser. At the time, Google downplayed the charge as a mischaracterization. As with the Street View embarrassment, Google said the Safari episode was inadvertent and that no personal information had been collected, according to Reuters.