Google Facing Class-Action Lawsuit Over Cookie Controversy

Google Facing Class-Action Lawsuit Over Cookie Controversy

The controversy surrounding Google’s tracking cookies seems to be snowballing pretty damn fast. News of the search giant’s ad-based privacy breaches on Safari and IE first broke last week and already a class-action lawsuit has been lodged against Google in US District Court. The company is being accused of intentionally violating the Federal Wiretap Act prohibiting tracking without consent. And to add insult to injury, Google is also the subject of a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission. So far, Google’s explanation has been to label the whole thing an accident. It might want to weigh up a stronger defense really soon.

[via Gizmodo]

Tags: google, safari, internet-explorer, cookies, tracking
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