Google Gives Way to another Controversy Accessing Users’ Privacy
As per a recent report by a team of researchers at Stanford University, Google’s another act of bypassing the privacy settings has again raised questions. It has been found that Google as well as varied other advertising companies have tried avoiding the privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser.
According to the report published in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Google, the Mountain View search giant as well as many other companies have attempted to track the Web-browsing habits of people. As per a researcher from the team, this kind of privacy access should be blocked.
It is being said that Google, which is already facing public mistrust, regulatory scrutiny and mounting competition, has again reminded the nation with its recent act that the digital privacy regimen of the country is not appropriate.
As per previous reports, Google and the Federal Trade Commission had successfully settled over a privacy breach. However, Google has again become a thing to discuss as Consumer Watchdog group as well as a few lawmakers deem it has offended the settlement made between it and the Federal Trade Commission. Tech watchers say that the act of Google has fully offended the agreement and the company itself agrees to it.
Thus, lawmakers have been questioning the public whether or not Google has tried to violate the settlement agreement it made with the Commission last year. "To the engineer, cookie blocking appears to be a technical error that they should try to solve. It's very difficult for them to accept the frame that some people do not want this tracking", said Chris Hoofnagle, who is a digital privacy expert at UC Berkeley's law school.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been expecting Google to make sure that it does not access users’ privacy details as well as respect the same.