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2/17/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
(Updates with more Google’s comments in 11th paragraph.) Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. violated users’ privacy on Apple Inc.’s Safari Web browser, Stanford University research found, adding to a drumbeat of criticism from consumer groups over how the search giant tracks people online. Using its DoubleClick ad network,...
News Story
2/17/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Google is among a handful of companies that used a certain unusual characteristic of Apple's Safari Web browser to insert tracking cookies on users' machines, according to recent research from a Stanford grad student. The news has outraged consumer advocacy groups, though Google claims it was using known Safari functionality to provide...
News Story
2/17/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The day after a Wall Street Journal report that Google and other ad networks bypassed settings on Apple‘s Safari Web browser — which doesn’t allow certain third-party cookies — reactions are mixed. While some tech bloggers are saying, basically, that the WSJ report is blowing this thing out of proportion, one persistent...