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 [.
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 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