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Google pays for violating users' privacy

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Google is paying out close to half a million dollars to the state of Vermont as part of a privacy settlement.

The attorney general says Google altered settings on users' web browsers so that they could get around privacy settings. Those actions violated state consumer protection and computer privacy laws.

Vermont will get $467,000 of the $17 million settlement Google made with 36 states.

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