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(CNN)   Google to pay $22.5 million fine for Safari privacy evasion. Perverts   (money.cnn.com) divider line 16
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2012-07-11 04:24:02 PM
Oh, please. Like anyone using Safari doesn't want to scream that fact shamelessly from the rooftops. What use do they have for "privacy" settings?

/this is a rhetorical question
//anyone who answers is either continuing the joke or a complete dork
///maybe both
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-11 04:53:19 PM
Google admitted using a technical maneuver to evade Safari's default settings.

Technical maneuver = a line of javascript reading "safari.privacy = false;"?
 
2012-07-11 04:59:23 PM

Safari privacy evasion


Any bet Serengeti slap on the wrist?



stretchy-stretch-stretch
 
2012-07-11 05:00:11 PM
From the article comments:

A $22.5 million fine to Google is a rounding error.

That's funny, I don't care who you are.
 
2012-07-11 05:02:35 PM
So... goody?
 
2012-07-11 05:02:38 PM
Google checks to see if they can pay that much:
2.bp.blogspot.com
Yep.
 
2012-07-11 05:04:43 PM
According to a report on one of the NPR or PRI business shows, that represents four hours of google revenue.

Four. Hours.
 
2012-07-11 05:08:49 PM
"We cannot comment on any specifics. However we do set the highest standards of privacy and security for our users."

Milk explodes from nostrils during disbelieving spasm in 3...2...
 
2012-07-11 05:14:34 PM
Looks like I used this pic too soon, it's perfect for this thread:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-11 05:29:46 PM
"Don't be evil"
 
2012-07-11 06:04:39 PM
i make sure all my activities are separated by browser. banking is done on firefox; shopping, camping, guns, and fark on chrome; and porn on safari. my friend and i were talking about which company perceives me as a more unstable person, and we thought it had to be google. after all, even though apple sees me as a person who only uses the internet for porn, google sees a person who likes the outdoors, survival gear, and guns, and has never seen anything more scandalous than the SFW images posted to various fark threads. if the tinfoil hat people are correct then google has reported me to homeland security as a potential risk for sure.
 
2012-07-11 06:05:39 PM
Under the terms of the deal, which remains subject to approval from FTC commissioners, Google would admit no wrongdoing.

Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) has previously acknowledged skirting the privacy settings on Apple's (AAPL, Fortune 500) Safari Web browser, a move that let advertisers track users in unintended ways. Google immediately disabled the technology when privacy researchers exposed it in February.

Asked to comment on its deal with the FTC, Google provided CNN with the following statement: "We cannot comment on any specifics. However we do set the highest standards of privacy and security for our users."


/So...you agree to pay a fine for invasion of privacy, (which you say you don't do) but you skirt the rules, and only release a statement saying that "we really care about your privacy, and would never ever think to make money off your browsing habits". And then, you only disable the tech to track people after you are exposed. But innocent of course. Wow...I'm never using google again.
 
2012-07-11 06:09:31 PM
That's what you get for using Safari.
 
2012-07-11 07:21:52 PM
No, that's what you get for using Google.
 
2012-07-12 12:45:55 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: Wow...I'm never using google again.


mat catastrophe: According to a report on one of the NPR or PRI business shows, that represents four hours of google revenue.

Four. Hours.


Google to Bit'O'Gristle:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-12 12:47:05 AM
Google is evil and Apple has security issues?

25.media.tumblr.com
 
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