Wall Street Journal: Florida part of $17M ‘cookies’ settlement with Google

Google has agreed to pay $17 million to settle allegations by 37 states and the District of Columbia that it placed unauthorized tracking “cookies” on Web browsers in 2011 and 2012.

The Wall Street Journal first reported in February 2012 that Google and three other online-advertising companies had circumvented the default privacy settings of Apple’s Safari Web browser, placing tracking cookies on users’ computers without their knowledge. Cookies are small files that track users’ actions as they surf from site to site on the Web.

For the complete story: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304439804579205980207633104

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