US Federation Trade Commission ( FTC ) investigated that Google circumvented Safari Web browser Privacy Setting and allowing the users to track internet activity.
This is not allowed to anyone , as previously Google had promised the FTC that it would not track users without disclosure as opposed to play fast and loose with web surfing activities.
The $17m will be spread out across 17 cities. In a statement New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that New York will get $899,580.
Google has already fined to use this , and last year it had paid up to $22.5m to FTC. That was the largest penalty imposed by FTC.