Google may be nearing a settlement of $22.5 million with the FTC for its willful circumvention of Do Not Track settings in order to keep serving ads, the Wall Street
. Because Google violated its consent decree
with the US government that it would not misrepresent privacy settings to its users, it will pay a penalty of $16,000 for every day that it used its DNT workaround.
Safari's DNT typically blocks third-party cookies in order to keep users from being tracked by the cookie owners....