Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Mar 2012 19:53 UTC
Legal "Regulators in the US and European Union are investigating Google for bypassing the privacy settings of millions of users of Apple's Safari Web browser, according to people familiar with the investigations. Google stopped the practice last month after being contacted by The Wall Street Journal. The investigations - which span U.S. federal and state agencies, as well as a pan - European effort led by France - could embroil Google in years of legal battles and result in hefty fines for privacy violations."
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bah
by zhulien on Sat 17th Mar 2012 04:14 UTC
zhulien
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2006-12-06

i can understand going after a company that makes something essential, but google doesn't. google makes some good products, but honestly - not a single one is a necessity. people who don't like their products can stop using them anytime. whether google's practice here is justified or not - well, the government needs to have some consistency in their prosecution - not just go after rich companies.

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RE: bah
by avgalen on Sat 17th Mar 2012 09:44 in reply to "bah"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

"for bypassing the privacy settings of millions of users"

I am not saying that money isn't a reason, but what is wrong with going after them for this behavior?

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RE[2]: bah
by zhulien on Sun 18th Mar 2012 02:58 in reply to "RE: bah"
zhulien Member since:
2006-12-06

if apple didn't want it to be bypassed, they wouldn't have coded it to be right? ( after all apple is the bees knees ;) to a lot of people, i mean their products now matter how crappy they are, get sold in the millions to people who trust apple to do the privacy part right )

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