Bloomberg reports Google is negotiating with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the fine it will face following its breach of Apple's Safari Internet browser. The fine could cost $10 million, the report states, and would be the FTC's first fine for Internet privacy violations. Reps. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX) earlier this year asked FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz to open an investigation into whether Google violated its 2011 settlement with the commission after a privacy researcher disclosed that a loophole allowed advertisers to place temporary cookies on Safari users' iPhones and iPads without consent. A Google spokesman said the company "will of course cooperate with any officials who have questions."
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