Following the revelation that Google had been tracking the surfing habits of iPhone users via a code that disables the Safari browser’s privacy settings, Microsoft has now discovered that Google is using similar methods to bypass privacy protections and spy on the browsing habits of Internet Explorer users.

Last week it was revealed that Google had circumvented Apple’s efforts to block third party cookies by default, allowing Google to track which ads Safari users clicked on.

Google, whose motto is “don’t be evil,” has now been caught using a similar process to disregard cookie preferences of Internet Explorer users, allowing targeted ads to be served based on browsing history.

Source: Paul Joseph Watson

BIIA Comment:  Will the latest controversy impact the rest of our industry?   It may be a blessing for the rest of us if Google becomes the lightning rod for our industry.  However most likely we will be tainted with the same brush!