Google and other companies which deliver online ads have been tracking which websites Apple Safari browsers have been accessing—despite default settings which are suppose to block online advertisers from doing so. Should you be concerned that Google is spying on your privacy?
According to the the Wall Street Journal, a study by Stanford University’s Security Lab and the Center for Internet and Society, found that Google—and three other online advertising firms, Vibrant Media Inc., Media Innovation Group LLC and PointRoll Inc.—have been able to place so-called "cookies" on the Safari browsers of iPhones and other iOS devices. Such third-party software code allows for additional "functionality"—serving ads that closely match which the topic of sites you've visited or, in the case of Google, allowing users to tell others they "like" a particular ad or website using Google's "+1" feature.
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