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February 25, 2012

Microsoft Claims Google IE Privacy Invasion

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By: Nicholas Kolakowski, eWeek

Microsoft claims that Google has bypassed Internet Explorer’s privacy preferences. But whether this adds to Google’s current privacy woes remains to be seen.  Microsoft is claiming that Google has bypassed the privacy preferences of Internet Explorer users. “We’ve found that Google bypasses the P3P Privacy Protection feature in IE,” Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president of Internet Explorer, wrote in a Feb. 20 posting on the corporate Internet Explorer Blog. “The result is similar to the recent reports of Google’s circumvention of privacy protections in Apple’s Safari Web browser, even though the actual bypass mechanism Google uses is different.” Hachamovitch then used the incident as a way to pump Internet Explorer 9, claiming its Tracking Protection feature is immune to the type of bypass allegedly attempted by Google. “Given this real-world behavior, we are investigating what additional changes to make to our products,” he added.

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