Creepy: Google Bypasses Apple Browser's Privacy Settings

Not just Google, but other advertising companies as well:

Google Inc. and other advertising companies have been bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people using Apple Inc.’s Web browser on their iPhones and computers–tracking the Web-browsing habits of people who intended for that kind of monitoring to be blocked.

The companies used special computer code that tricks Apple’s Safari Web-browsing software into letting them monitor many users. Safari, the most widely used browser on mobile devices, is designed to block such tracking by default.

Google disabled its code after being contacted by The Wall Street Journal.

Read the full article here.

I’m not a Safari fan. Their last update was too buggy and crashed constantly. I was afraid of using Chrome because GOOGLE, but then I realized that Google essentially manages most data anyway, but still. If they did it for Apple’s browser who’s to say they couldn’t manipulate all? Not exactly fair that Google can make money off of folks while violating their privacy.

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