Google loses case against bypass after Safari users do-not-track option




UK users of Apple’s Safari Web browser may sue Google for a loophole, which was discovered a few years ago. That some called the Court of Appeal in the UK on Friday.

Tracking cookie The Court of Appeal, somewhat similar to a court in the Netherlands, gave some Safari users alike. Who filed a case against Google on after it appeared that the tech giant a privacy option Safari trap. By a so-called loophole, the company was able to post a third-party cookie, while Safari blocking standard.

In 2012 it was announced that Google’s privacy option Safari dodged. This allowed users to follow the search engine company on various websites unsolicited. Google said the error was unwittingly caught up. The company wanted to have control whether users were logged on Google+, so it could be determined whether the +1 button on ads had to be visible.

Safari users did not accept that explanation and wanted to pursue a case. Google managed to avoid this so with the hope that the court would stabbing a stick here, so reports the BBC. Google argued among other things that bypassing the privacy option Safari users did not cause financial damage.

The court, however, Google introduced Friday in the wrong. It ruled that the search engine company could collect through the loophole months and information that could be used for advertising purposes. This method would have resulted in Safari users for concern. Therefore, users may now launch a court case against Google.

Google lets in a reaction that it was disappointed with the ruling. Safari users, that victory is one mention in the category of David against Goliath, on the other hand say they are satisfied. “Regular computer users now have the right to assume responsibility for this giant are unacceptable, immoral and improper operations”, says one told the BBC.


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