How the cookie crumbles. Safari user sues Google over privacy violations
The repercussions keep rolling in from the Wall Street Journal’s expose that detailed how Google was bypassing the default privacy settings on Apple’s Safari browser in order to place tracking cookies that followed users around the web. Matthew Soble, an Illinois resident, has filed suit against Google in federal court in Delaware and is seeking class action status, reports Bloomberg.
Soble’s lawyers assert that Google knowingly violated federal wiretapping laws by placing these cookies in the browser of Safari users who believed that their setting blocked this kind of advertising technology.