Google found the be snooping on iPhone users
July 12, 2012 9:35 am | Leave your thoughts
This latest privacy row, revolves around Google allegedly by-passing Apple’s Safari Internet Browser. This is the standard web browser found on all Apple devices, such as iPhones, iPads and Mac Computers. Goolge has been accused of tricking the software into dropping its automatic privacy safeguards, which allowed Google access to snoop on users across the world, including Britain.
Although the fine would be the biggest ever handed out to a single company, it would take the company just over 17 hours to earn the money back. This is in relation to Google’s latest financial reports which saw a net income of £1.8billion for the first quarter of 2012.
Google tracks users internet browsing trends to research the performance of their online advertising. As Safair is the most popular browser for mobile users, the attraction to Google is obvious, but it was supposed to have been designed to block companies from tracking users activity.
Google have released a brief statement upon being contacted by several media agencies: “We cannot comment on any specifics. However, we do set the highest standards of privacy and security for our users. We have now taken steps to remove the ad cookies, which collected no personal information, from Apple’s browsers.”| Categorised in: Uncategorized | This post was written by admin