Posted by jupiterk, a resident of the Gemello neighborhood, on Aug 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm
The fines don't fit the crime committed here. $22.5M is peanuts for Google. Unless the fines imposed are really burdensome to companies, they will keep doing this and other violations for eternity. $22.5M is a drop in the ocean. The fines should have been in many billions and that would teach a lesson to Google's business practices. They are an evil company.
Posted by sean, a resident of the Sylvan Park neighborhood, on Aug 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm sean is a member (registered user) of Mountain View Online
I agree jupiterk, I use to think and be proud to live in the city where Google is based. Now I have seen first hand what a huge corporation can do to a city. I would not doubt for one minute that Google made $500 million from planting all those cookies, and its obviously not an accident.