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Yes & they circumvented (or bypassed) that setting. I guess that somewhere in your head the other way (your spin) is less intrusive & ethical? Are you trying to say they did not know what they were doing? I guess the FTC just threw in this line to muddy up there own explanation:Despite these promises, the FTC charged that Google placed advertising tracking cookies on consumers’ computers, in many cases by circumventing the Safari browser’s default cookie-blocking setting. 
Nope wrong again. (from FTC.gov) (http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2012/08/google-will-pay-225-million-settle-ftc-charges-it-misrepresented) it was $22.5 million Google paid. Despite these promises, the FTC charged that Google placed advertising tracking cookies on consumers’ computers, in many cases by circumventing the Safari browser’s default cookie-blocking setting.  Google exploited an exception to the browser’s default setting to place a temporary cookie...
The first paragraph of the story:Google was recently caught bypassing user privacy settings on Apple's browser, Safari, and also on Microsoft's Internet Explorer. But Google claims that it was just trying to get its +1 buttons to work on Safari, and that Internet Explorer's cookie policy was "widely non-operational." 
I think this was before do not track. Why fine them then ($17 million)? I think they circumvented "block third party" users settings without the knowledge of the user but I'm pretty sure you knew this already. Why would Google pay 17 million for not doing anything that was wrong?
How about this for your "ethical" company.http://www.dailytech.com/Google+Caught+Bypassing+Safari+Internet+Explorer+Privacy+Setting+Claims+It+Did+Nothing+Wrong/article24048.htm
Here then, here is a better source...why don't you give us a history lesson?:http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?project=Macintosh&story=On_Xerox,_Apple_and_Progress.txt&sortOrder=Sort+by+Date&characters=Bruce+Horn
So give them close to nothing to start with &  they will stick around until you give them less than that?
 Wow. Stop digging, the hole you are in is deep enough.
That looked like more than moderate pressure. His hands were shaking at one point. Also notice the placement of his thumbs on the note.
At last sanity.
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