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Google bypasses Internet Explorer's privacy settings

technologyEdward KiledjianComment

Last week, researchers found that Google (and other online advertising services) had found a way to bypass Safari’s privacy settings. At the time, Google said it was using know functionality to delivery services to signed in Google users.

Another week, another claim, this time by Microsoft. Microsoft claims that Google is using the same technique to bypass the privacy settings of its Internet Explorer browser. The Microsoft claim is that Google misrepresents its cookies allowing them to bypass Internet Explorer’s security settings.  As I write this, I do not believe Google has issued a statement yet.

I say they are testing their “Don’t be evil” mantra. What do you think?

Read Microsoft's post here