A U.S. judge has fined the company Google with 17.6 million euros for spying on users of Safari, the browser Apple through cookies advertising. The company reached this agreement with the Trade Federation of the United States after the sources revealed in how information technology giant would have found a way to accommodate monitoring programs on the computers of Internet users Safari without their consent. Using this formula, the search engine company could have been collecting personal information from all of them.
At first, Google defended itself stating that the practices did not collect users’ private information. Something that, although it might be true, they could not prove. Apple’s browser does not allow activate cookies from third parties, such as Internet advertising companies without the user’s consent. Apparently Google have managed to add a code to Double Click advertising programs, so that Safari thought the user had made an exception for cookie and therefore admitted. This practice would have been used between 2011 and 2012.