Iowa will receive money from multi-state Google settlement
Monday, November 18, 2013 3:24 PM
Google Inc. will pay the state of Iowa more than $275,000 as part of a $17 million settlement with 37 state attorneys general. The settlement concerns Google's handling of data files called "cookies" - which track a user's Internet activity - on certain Safari web browsers developed by Apple Inc. during 2011 and 2012. The attorneys general allege that Google circumvented default privacy settings in Safari for blocking third-party cookies, and that Google failed to inform Safari users that it was circumventing their privacy settings.