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        1/9/2014, Shevat 8, 5774

      France Fines Google Over Privacy Data

      France's data protection watchdog on Wednesday fined Google 150,000 euros ($205,000), the maximum fine possible, for failing to comply with its privacy guidelines for personal data.

      According to AFP, the fine follows Google's introduction in 2012 of a new privacy policy which enables it to track user activity across its services including the search engine, Gmail and YouTube.

      The changes make it easier for Google to collect and process data that could be used by advertisers to target individuals, thereby increasing the company's revenue potential.