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Google Under Fire: Tech Giant Bypassed Safari Users’ Privacy Settings

Due to recent changes, Google’s privacy policies have been closely scrutinized by industry experts, government regulators, and consumer advocacy groups over the past several months. On Friday afternoon a Stanford graduate student and tech researcher, Jonathan Mayer, discovered that Google was using a special computer code to bypass the privacy settings of millions of Safari [.
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Google caught bypassing Safari privacy feature, says it was an accident, FTC called.

Technology : The Inquisitr - Tech (3 years ago)

I guess this is one that Google would like chalked up in the ‘oopps’ column but they been caught bypassing Apple’s Safari browser’s privacy feature that blocks third-party cookies by default. Jonathan Mayer, a Stanford grad student,... Read Post

Google Settles With FTC, Agrees To Pay $22.5M Penalty For Bypassing Safari Privacy Settings

Technology : TechCrunch (2 years ago)

Google today agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charge that it bypassed Safari's privacy settings to serve targeted ads to consumers. Google placed these cookies on Safari users' computers, despit... Read Post

Not happy just bypassing Safari privacy settings Google does the same to Internet Explorer

Technology : The Inquisitr - Tech (3 years ago)

On February 17, 2012 I passed along the news that Google had been caught bypassing the default privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser and that the Consumer Watchdog advocacy group was calling for the FTC to investigate the matte... Read Post


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