The Lazy Geeks

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It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Microsoft and Google aren’t exactly on the best of terms. This has become more evident since a report from The Wall Street Journal has claimed that Google has purposely bypassed certain security protocols in Apple’s Safari browser to collect data.

“Apparently, Google has been able to track users of Apple’s Safari browser while they surf the web on their Apple iPhones, iPads and Macs,” said Ryan Gavin, general manager for Internet Explorer business and marketing.

“This type of tracking by Google is not new. The novelty here is that Google apparently circumvented the privacy protections built into Apple’s Safari browser in a deliberate, and ultimately, successful fashion.”

Now, you have to agree with Microsoft there and Google is claiming that the report is ‘mischaracterizing’ them. Given how little Google has given to customer privacy and security, it doesn’t surprise me that…

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