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Internet privacy now or lack thereof and Google is reportedly set to pay a record fine to settle charges that it violated people's privacy online.
The feds say Google recently tracked the Internet habits of millions of folks who use the safari web browser.
Even when they're settings were supposed to be blocking it.
Safari comes standard with apple computers as well -- iphones and ipads.
Google announced it immediately halted the secret track -- and after the story broke back in February so they get caught and then they stop.
Well now the Wall Street Journal which our parent company owns quotes unnamed officials say.
Google will settle with the Federal Trade Commission to the tune of 22 point five million dollars and if it's true.
That would be the biggest penalty that agency has ever slept on any one company.
Google spokeswoman says personal information was never at risk during that secret traffic.
But think that to the judge Fox News senior judicial analyst judge entered a Fontana was with us and once again violation of privacy rights -- it just seems never ended well.
It gets more than match up as you indicated.
In the introduction to this to this segment -- agreed in writing.
In an agreement approved by a federal judge last October not to do this again and if the Wall Street Journal report -- to be believed and Google has not yet tonight and and the report is -- eight hours old.
They've been caught violating not only privacy rights not only federal law but their own contract with the Federal Trade Commission that's why they agreed to cough up.
23 and a half million dollars now that is a lot of money in absolute terms to Google it if they -- it and about.
Fifteen or twenty minutes.
-- -- -- isn't there some think anyone can do more of these companies just gotten so big.
-- people worried about the government on top of us.
Good good good we worry about these companies once and for all yes we do need to worry about the companies because the companies have.
Employed very sophisticated means this this case shop is based upon findings have deception.
That Google did seem to its own customers.
Into signing agreements that permitted Google to allow other of its customers to track.
The original customers so it not only to see the Federal Trade Commission it deceive the people sign up for Gmail that's why the fine should be larger.
And that's where the money collected should not go to the federal treasury.
But it should go to the people.
Whose privacy rights were violated by Google so this is a lose lose Google -- to pay a pittance and the feds get to have more money.
To waste on several projects and the people really suffered here.
Those whose privacy rights were violated.
Don't get and that god -- -- shot.
-- couldn't there be some sort of class class action lawsuits the real victims of this.
Google malfeasance couldn't -- rise up together somehow yes there could be a class action the agreement with the Federal Trade Commission does not prohibit one and Google's lawyers very.
Negotiated phrases and -- by which Google does not admit to any liability.
So a class action would start from a baseline -- zero it was the plaintiffs' lawyers who would make the most money and a class action.
What have to prove the case before a federal judge but I will tell you this if they go before the federal judge.
Who approve this settlement with Google that -- find it very receptive audience to go to shady.
Was not happy with what the Federal Trade Commission found out about -- you are right.
They can be as dangerous to our privacy as the federal government itself Kennedy.
Rise up power to the people -- the -- -- -- thank you don't get me in trouble -- -- you're already in trouble we're both always in drove -- thank you judge your book of federal officials say have.
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