Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2012 22:44 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption According to Microsoft, Google is circumventing the P3P third party cookie standard. P3P is kind of an odd standard (complex, not user-friendly, and it requires some serious computer knowledge to know what the heck it actually does and means), but hey, what the heck. Of course, Microsoft rides on the coattails of what happened over the weekend, and it's clear PR because not only has this been known for years, Google is - again - not the only one doing this; Facebook, for instance, does the same thing (and heck, Microsoft's own sites were found guilty). Still, this is not acceptable, and even if it takes Microsoft PR to get there, let's hope this forces Google and Facebook to better their ways.
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The Real Issue
by jptros on Mon 20th Feb 2012 23:56 UTC
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Translation of the IE VP's blog posting: Hey, look at big bad evil Google... (That should keep them distracted long enough for us to fix this security hole in our product that we allowed to happen by trusting a third party to circumvent the end-user's privacy settings on a good faith basis!)

No, I'm not excusing Google, Facebook or any other entity for exploiting this hole, just pointing out what I really read when I saw this latest stunt by Google popping up in the internet news today.

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