Google faces UK legal action over secret Safari tracking claims

Web giant Google could be subject to the UK’s largest ever group legal challenge, following claims the firm has been snooping on Apple users’ web browsing habits.

The company has been accused of circumnavigating Apple’s security controls to monitor the online habits of Apple users, who access the web using the Safari browser.

The practice was reportedly uncovered in the US by an academic researcher, and resulted in Google being fined $22.5 million by the US Federal Trade Commission in November 2012.

In a statement to IT Pro, law firm Olswang said it has been enlisted by a group of UK Apple users to launch legal proceedings against the firm for infringing on their privacy in the same way... Go to IT Pro to read the entire article