Google is contending with the wrath of Congress after the search giant was accused of tracking the online activities of people using Apple’s Safari Web browser, even though actions had been taken to block these tracking activities. USAToday.com reported on the details of this complex privacy issue.
Following this allegation, Google explained that their engineers didn’t expect this would happen and that the Safari browser must have included functionality that permitted Google advertising cookies to be set on the browser. As a result, Google has started removing such cookies.
This severe scrutiny into Google’s privacy actions has brought renewed attention to the issue of online privacy and begs the question of whether consumers have any personal protection when they’re on the Web.
Read more at USA Today.