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NOV 19, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Google to pay $17 million to settle states' Safari probe

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc will pay $17 million to settle allegations by 37 states and the District of Columbia that it secretly tracked Web users by placing special digital files on the Web browsers of their smartphones. The deal, announced Monday morning, ends a nearly two-year probe by the states into allegations that Google bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple Inc's Safari Web browser by placing "cookies" into the browser. The Safari Web browser used on iPhones and iPads automatically blocks third-party cookies, but Google ... Read More

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