Google Being Investigated By The Government For Bypassing iOS Security Settings
This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry
Late last week, Google was only charged $25,000 for collecting personal information in the Google Street View car case. Now the FTC is investigating Google for bypassing security settings to store cookies on mobile Safari users. In the Google Street View case, Google claimed that they had no idea that data was being collected. This defense likely won’t work when it comes to storing cookies because any cookies that were stored would by default factor into their search algorithms. A decision could be made within 30 days.