Google Being Sued By An Apple Safari User Because Of Privacy Violations

Posted Feb 22, 2012

Google is being sued over a privacy breach through the Apple Safari web browser. Google was able to bypass computer settings that was designed to block the online activity of users. Safari is the primary browser on Mac OS X, the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. ?Google?s willful and knowing actions violated? federal laws and other computer related statutes, stated the attorneys of Matthew Soble. The privacy violations were discovered by researchers at Stanford University. The Apple Safari settings were designed for blocking cookies used for following users’ activities on the Internet. Google was outed by the Wall Street Journal earlier this week. [BusinessWeek]