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January 31, 2013

UK Internet Users Launch Landmark Suit Against Google

By Jody Ray Bennett, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Google (News - Alert) has been the subject of criticism lately with regard to some of its security and privacy practices, which seem to violate its unofficial motto, “Don't be evil.” But a group of Internet users has taken it one step further this week by launching an unprecedented privacy case against the tech giant, alleging the firm undermined the security settings on Apple's (News - Alert) Safari browsers in order to secretly track users’ browsing habits and gather data.

The case is a landmark in the U.K., as it is the first of its kind. A group of users concerned about Google's apparent lack of respect for privacy came together to form a campaigning group called Safari Users Against Google's Secret Tracking.

Olswang, the law firm representing the group's case, marked yesterday's (January 28) Data Privacy Day by launching a Facebook (News - Alert) page to spread the word and to provide information to other people who may have been affected... Read More

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