Google faces UK legal action over Apple privacy concerns

Google could face a bill of millions if British legal action over iPhone, iPad and Mac privacy concerns is successful.

The claims, co-ordinated by London-based law firm Olswang, centre around the way Google circumvented privacy settings on devices using Apple's Safari internet browser between September 2011 and February 2012 by installing cookies to allow user-targeted advertising through its DoubleClick ad network.

According to Olswang, "The claimants thought that cookies were being blocked on their devices because of Safari's strict default privacy settings and separate assurances being given by Google at the time. This was not the case."... Go to Wired UK to read the entire article