Google Coughs Up Cookie Dough for Apple Breach

Google agreed to pay a total of $17 million to 36 states and Washington, D.C. to settle a privacy suit for trying to beat Apple’s cookie restrictions on its Safari Web browser.

The Demise of Third-Party Cookies Could Help Premium Publishers

First Safari and now Firefox are blocking third-party companies from dropping cookies on publishers’ sites to protect users’ privacy. Those moves hurt revenues of the smaller publishers that depend on third parties to sell ads.