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Google In Legal Dispute With FTC Concerning Privacy Issue


Google has been in quite a few legal disputes over the years with the most recent to involve a revision of their privacy policy. Last week, the (EPIC) Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a brief lawsuit to attack the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prevent Google from continuing with their efforts toward an effective privacy change.

Apple is currently working on their own way to evade Safaris Privacy Settings, to make sure no legal disputes come of it. Google’s Privacy Code has been found on high end sites like Aol.com, Match.com and TMZ.com without these sites having any prior knowledge the code was in existence.

Google said it had not thought to work with additional system preferences. Google went on to report “The Journal mischaracterizes what happened and why. We used known Safari functionality to provide features that signed-in Google users had enabled. It’s important to stress that these advertising cookies do not collect personal information.”

Google said the Cookies “could sometimes result in extensive tracking of Safari users…because of a technical quirk in Safari that allows companies to easily add more cookies to a user’s computer once the company has installed at least one cookie.” Originally, the code had misled Safari to believe it was alright to filter peoples cookies.

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