Google and other online advertisers bypassed the privacy settings of an Apple web browser on iPhones and computers in order to survey millions of users, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The Journal said the companies used a special code that tricks Apple's Safari software into letting them monitor the browsing habits of many users.

Safari -- the most widely used browser on mobile devices and the default browser on iPhones and Mac laptops -- is designed to block such tracking by default, the Journal said.

The Journal said Google disabled the code after the newspaper contacted it and that Google removed a message on its website saying users could rely on Safari to prevent the search giant from tracking them...
Anonymous ScottC said...
Isn't Apple's turning off third party cookies as default simply a way for them to get a leg up in the race to compile, use, sell and control your information?

Both companies are data tyrants.