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Posted on 11-21-13 08:39:12 AM Link | Quote
Google's privacy-violating cookies are to an apparent end

The case of 37 states against Google, of using cookies that bypass the Safari privacy settings by "tricking" the browser has come to an end, apparently.

Google has announced Monday that it will stop using those cookies, and now must pay $17 million for all the "damage" caused.

Well, woo hoo, but still, I don't think that's a great loss.
After all, what they had to pay is probably a fraction of the total income from the cookies.

What do you think of this?
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Posted on 11-21-13 07:33:32 PM Link | Quote
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Posted on 11-21-13 07:39:21 PM Link | Quote
All I can say is that I'm glad I'm not using Safari. Or Chrome.

Also, good thing this kind of things happens before Google really crosses the line. I sure as hell hope Google doesn't end up turning into a government. If that happened, they'd make privacy illegal
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Posted on 11-21-13 10:07:05 PM Link | Quote
Tsk, tsk, Google. And here I thought they above such sneaky tactics. Kinda.

Originally posted by Gabu
cookie

I started clicking it repeatedly
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Posted on 11-22-13 01:33:31 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Gabu



Oh boy... here we go again!
Originally posted by Mega-Mario
they'd make privacy illegal
Google+...

*hides under the bed
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Posted on 11-23-13 07:58:11 AM Link | Quote
Good thing I set my browser to "clear cookies at exit", only keeping those from a list of trusted sites.
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Posted on 11-23-13 08:01:01 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Kak64
Originally posted by Mega-Mario
they'd make privacy illegal
Google+...

*hides under the bed

Heh. I hope Google ISP doesn't become a monopoly. They'd turn into GIVE US YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND YOUR PENIS SIZE AND ALL YOUR PRIVATE DETAILS OR GET BANNED FROM THE INTERNET.
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Posted on 11-23-13 08:03:41 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by usr_share
Good thing I set my browser to "clear cookies at exit", only keeping those from a list of trusted sites.

Then you should probably remove Google from a list of trusted sites.

I know, they said they won't be using any more cookies like this, but still, knowing their track record...
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Posted on 11-23-13 09:39:49 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Kak64
Then you should probably remove Google from a list of trusted sites.


It wasn't in the list in the first place.

Seriously, though, that's interesting. Did Google's cookies use a bug in the browser or something else? Can other websites create cookies that do the same thing?
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Posted on 11-23-13 09:47:06 AM (last edited by Kak64 at 11-23-13 09:49:35 AM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by usr_share
Did Google's cookies use a bug in the browser or something else? Can other websites create cookies that do the same thing?
Google made some cookies that bypass the browser settings by "tricking" Safari.

In other words, it's a browser bug they exploited to override the "Block all third party cookies" setting in Safari, which is on by default.

Originally posted by usr_share
It wasn't in the list in the first place.
Good for you then.
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Posted on 11-24-13 02:21:33 AM Link | Quote
Maybe everyone this paranoid should be using Ghostery.
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