Sep 042014
 September 4, 2014  Posted by  Business, Court, Online

Wendy Davis reports:

Google, Vibrant Media and WPP’s Media Innovation Group went beyond “routine commercial behavior” when they allegedly circumvented Safari users’ privacy controls in order to set tracking cookies, a group of consumers says in new court papers.

“Rather than being consensual, these cookies were designed by the defendants to hack their way around the privacy settings of plaintiffs’ chosen browsers that were specifically marketed and designed to block tracking cookies,” the consumers say in papers filed on Tuesday with the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.

The consumers are seeking to revive their privacy lawsuit against the companies, all of which allegedly “hacked” Safari’s default privacy settings in order to track users with cookies.

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