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Google tracks iPhone users' online behavior
Already after the launch of the new features that will display the posts made on the social network, Google+ and also on the other services on the search engine, Twitter and the other major technological giants have started monitoring it. Now, Google is caught in one more evil act annoying those who feel that it is following unfair practices.
A latest report states that the company along with some advertising companies is monitoring the web browsing activities of the iPhone users. This is happening even to those who do not want this type of monitoring by bypassing their security settings.
Google uses a special computer code to trick the Apple Safari software that enables web browsing allowing it to monitor the users. Safari however is designed to block this type of tracking by default.
Soon as the code was spotted and confirmed, Google was contacted and the company immediately disabled the it. The company mentioned that it used the known functionality of Safari and that this code will not collect the personal details of the users.
An official of Apple said that they are working on the method to stop this circumvention of the privacy settings of Safari. Not only Google but three other online advertising companies namely Gannett Co's PointPoll Inc, WPP PLC's Media Innovation Group LLC and Vibrant Media Inc were involved in using such similar techniques.