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.

Google gets slammed with the biggest FTC fine ever

But will the smackdown change online tracking for Google or anyone else?
Posted In: Google, FTC, privacy, do not track, Robot Roundup

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