Just few days ago, Google has been accused of using a loophole in Apple’s Safari web browser, which allowed the search giant to track users by storing unwanted cookies.
Well, today Microsoft has published a report, stating that Google bypassed Internet Explorer’s privacy settings as well.
However, don’t panic yet as this threat has been blown out of proportion. How so? Well, check the Google’s response below and you’ll understand.
Microsoft omitted important information from its blog post today.
Microsoft uses a “self-declaration” protocol (known as “P3P”) dating from 2002 under which Microsoft asks websites to represent their privacy practices in machine-readable form. It is well known – including by Microsoft – that it is impractical to comply with Microsoft’s request while providing modern web functionality. We have been open about our approach, as have many other websites.
Today the Microsoft policy is widely non-operational. A 2010 research report indicated that over 11,000 websites were not issuing valid P3P policies as requested by Microsoft.
Which one is next? Opera or Firefox?
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