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Home | Insights | Industry news 17 February 2012 Google tricks Apple's Safari The privacy woes keep coming for Mountain View, as news emerged Google has been sidestepping Apple's Safari browser privacy settings thanks to the help of a special workaround code, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal . Google and other ad companies managed to skirt Apple's privacy code when Google+ users clicked +1 buttons while signed in around the web. Safari's default privacy settings are such that sites such as Google are prevented from placing tracking cookies. However, Google's workaround code circumvented Safari's default settings by making it seem as though a user were submitting a form to Google - a practice which under Safari's default settings allows for the use of cookies. According to Google rep Rachel Whetstone, the web giant's goal was to ensure any information passin...

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