Last week, the Wall Street Journal outed Google for bypassing mobile Safari’s restriction on tracking user habits by installing cookies in ads. Then, Microsoft decided to look into its own browser, Internet Explorer, to see if Google had been doing the same. Lo and behold, Google did just that, skating around Microsoft’s P3P Privacy Protection, a protocol preventing tracking cookies As a result, Microsoft has now added Google to its Tracking Protection list, shielding IE9 users from Google’s practices. The Mountain View company definitely deserves the side-eye now.
Though in Google’s defense, yes all of these privacy concerns are deplorable, but maybe the search giant really is trying to earnestly boost Google+ and its ad revenue, and not taking any of our private information. After all, how could it possibly comb through every single website we visit? Stay tuned.