WTF, Google?! Google reportedly ignoring Safari users’ privacy settings to better track its ads.

This is completely unacceptable!

In the above article, Apple Insider’s Daniel Eran Dilger reports on an investigation by The Wall Street Journal, about Google tracking OS X, and iOS users, who use Safari by “purposely overriding Safari’s browser privacy settings using code that misrepresents its ads as being a user-initiated form submission.”

From the report:

“Google added coding to some of its ads that made Safari think that a person was submitting an invisible form to Google. Safari would then let Google install a cookie on the phone or computer.”

Read the full articles at Apple Insider, and The Wall Street Journal.

If I hadn’t kicked Google to the curb weeks ago, I would now.


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