Nebraska will receive nearly a quarter of a million dollars from Google, which has settled with 36 states and the District of Columbia for circumventing Apple’s Safari browser to track online activity.
The Attorney General’s office announced Google agreed to pay a total of $17 million to settle claims made against it.
From June of 2011 until mid-February of 2012, Google altered coding to slip past privacy settings on Safari and track web activity. Google disabled the coding in February of last year.
Nebraska will receive $247,850 to be deposited into the State Settlement Fund, according to the Attorney General’s office.