Judge Approves $22.5M Privacy Fine Against Google

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A federal judge has approved a $22.5 million fine to penalize Google for an alleged privacy breach, rejecting a consumer-rights group’s plea for tougher punishment. The blessing from U.S. District Judge Susan Illston came a few hours after a hearing in San Francisco for final arguments about a fine that’s the cornerstone a settlement reached three months ago between the Federal Trade Commission and Google Inc.

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