Software, Hardware, Silverware

Google Tricked Safari, Tracked Users

Julia Angwin and Jennifer Valentino-Devries:

Google Inc. and other advertising companies have been bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people using Apple Inc.’s Web browser on their iPhones and computers—tracking the Web-browsing habits of people who intended for that kind of monitoring to be blocked.

Google removed the tracking code after being called on it by the Wall Street Journal, but who knows what else is lurking. Is anyone surprised? “Don’t be evil” was long ago replaced with “OK, let’s be evil”.