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Google faces new investigation over Safari privacy breach

Google faces new investigation over Safari privacy breach

Google has run afoul of privacy regulations again, this time involving its breach of Apple's Safari Internet browser to track user activity. The news first broke when the WSJ reported that Google, along with a few other advertisers, had written a code to bypass Safari's default privacy controls, depositing cookies to track users' browsing habits in order to deliver targeted ads.

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Safari user sues Google over browser privacy

Safari user sues Google over browser privacy

And so it begins. An Apple user has filed suit against Google over the alleged bypassing of privacy settings on the Safari web browser. The story broke late last week when Google and several other web companies were accused of bypassing the privacy settings on Apple's Safari browser on the iPhone and other Apple devices. Google had previously said that it would follow privacy settings that Safari uses.

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FTC investigation demanded over Google Safari tracking

FTC investigation demanded over Google Safari tracking

Google's alleged bypassing of Safari privacy settings looks likely to come under FTC investigation, after three US Congressmen contacted the Commission to see whether the search giant has violated its consent agreement. Republican Representatives Cliff Stearns of Florida and Joe Barton of Texas, and Democrat Edward Markey of Massachusetts, penned a letter expressing their concerns to the Federal Trade Commission on Friday, citing Google's recent - and contentious - privacy policy changes and describing the claims that the company tricked Safari into allowing users to be tracked as "a major concern."

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Microsoft blasts Google over Safari tracking

Microsoft blasts Google over Safari tracking

Microsoft has wasted no time in sniping at Google over claims the search company deliberately circumvented Apple's privacy systems in Safari so as to track users, pimping Internet Explorer in the process. "If you find this type of behavior alarming and want to protect your confidential information and privacy while you’re online" Ryan Gavin, IE business and marketing manager writes on the official Windows Team blog, "there are alternatives for you."

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Mac OS X Lion “honeypot” Restart to Safari mode discovered

Mac OS X Lion “honeypot” Restart to Safari mode discovered

The Mac OS X Lion developer beta released last week has turned up what appears to be a new "honeypot" element of Find My Mac, promising basic access to a browser while, in the background, a lost or stolen MacBook can check in its location online. Spotted by MacRumors, the new "Restart to Safari" feature on the lock screen allows users without the password to access the browser only, rather than any files or local apps.

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Google Apps To Stop Supporting Old Browsers

Google Apps To Stop Supporting Old Browsers

If you regularly use Google Docs, Google Calendar, or Gmail then you had better keep your browsers up to date. Google today announced that its Google Apps will no longer support older browsers starting August 1. A big reason for this is Google Apps' need for HTML 5 support.

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