Federal Commission for the United States Trade (FTC) is going to bring Google’s official accusation of “cheating” users of the Web browser Apple Safari. The exact amount of the fine is not yet known. Currently, representatives of the search giant tries to reduce the amount of the penalty in the negotiations with the commissioners.
According to Bloomberg, a day violations committee has the right to recover from Google penalty in the amount of $ 16 thousand According to calculations by the agency as a whole, the amount of the penalty “could exceed $ 10 million.” In a letter sent to agency representatives from Google said: “We cooperate with all officials who have questions for us.” No further comment was given. Representatives of the state agency also declined to comment on the situation.
Scandal bypass the security settings on your web browser Apple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer broke out in February this year after Meier published by Jonathan (Jonathan Mayer), a specialist in information security from Stanford University, the results of a study.
After a few days after appearing in the online article on Safari, Microsoft has published a report which informed everyone that goes the same way Google and its browser, IE. The essence of discretion, violation of FTC is to pass the Google browser spurious information, thereby, the company cheated the system security of the browser itself, putting on a laptop PC, iPad or an iPhone user cookies that have ruled advertisements, although their use is disabled in your browser.
In Bloomberg also noted that the fine, which the Federal Commission on Trade of the United States is planning to impose on Google, will be the first in the history fine paid due to violations of the rights of Internet users.