When will these companies learn to keep our private data, private? First Instagram, then Facebook and now Google. This time, the concerns are about how the big G has been monitoring the behaviour of iOS users.
The search giant has found a way round Apple’s security to capture information about what sites we’ve been visiting on our iPhones and iPads. This information (gathered from your Safari browser) is then used to target users with ads based on the websites they visit.
There are currently 10 British iPhone users who are taking legal action against Google; but an estimated 10 million of us could follow suit. A Facebook group called Safari Users Against Google’s Secret Tracking has started to increase awareness of the issue.
Unsurprisingly, Google have not made any official comment on the situation, but they have just recently been hit with a £14m fine for breeching users privacy (in the US).
We’ll be keeping a close eye on the situation to see how Google respond to these claims.
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