Marketplace Tech Report for Friday, August 10, 2012
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Google has been hit with the biggest fine in the history of the Federal Trade Commission: $22.5 million. It has to do with cookies, bits of computer code placed on your browser when you visit a website. Even though the fine is basically chump change to the company, having made $36 billion in revenue last year, it'll still sting. And it could result in more attention put towards responsible behavior from companies.