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    British plaintiffs threaten to take action against Google’s Safari tracking system

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    A new scandal in the world of tech is apparently under way, as it was revealed that 70 British Apple iPhone users have signed a landmark privacy action which targets Google. 30 more plaintiffs are expected are expected to join the feud.


    So, what’s the problem? Somehow, the search giant has managed to by-pass Apple’s security standards on the iPhone, iPad and on the desktop versions of Apple’s browser in order to monitor the customers’ online behavior, without their permission. Google has already been proven guilty in a similar law suit in America and forced to pay a record $22.5 million fine, last year.

    The suers have already grouped around a Facebook group called Safari Users Against Google’s Secret Tracking, which has received so far only 430 likes. The group has also advanced its efforts and got in touch with the Olswang law film, which is in charge of the litigation for now.

    Dan Tench, the lawyer assigned to take over the impeding lawsuit, commented:

    "We've had more than 70 people come forward to join this action. We are seeking further details in respect of these individuals' cases and, where appropriate, will be making further claims for them against Google."

    Strangely enough, Google has publicly admitted that it has indeed by-passed security measures imposed by Safari. The browser automatically blocks cookies, which are used to track users’ activity online. But somehow, apparently via its advertising network DoubleClick, Google has managed to store those cookies for its own purposes.

    Source: Guardian



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    How would you know if google had been tracking you??

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    If you look at the 2 o's in Google close enough, you can see the the retina of the Google employee on the other end :P

    Well it's no surprise, Google's always been doing it.
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