Google's 'IOS' Work Around Causes Privacy Concern

Safari privacy settings bypassed so Google could deliver more functionality.
1:42 | 02/18/12

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Transcript for Google's 'IOS' Work Around Causes Privacy Concern
Those prying eyes while your online we -- this weekend of a new lawsuit after a Stanford grad student said Google was watching over your searches. If -- an iPhone or iPad even when users had thought -- block them from doing it. ABC's Mohammed -- -- what you can do right now. Like millions of Americans -- -- -- uses an -- to stay connected do you feel secure putting information out there so far so good person good. -- -- -- is set to keep his information private but last week -- Stanford University student discovered Google. Had found a way to bypass those privacy settings on Apple's safari browser. Allowing -- company to track activity of millions of users without those users knowing. -- is mostly just deep disappointment Google I've always come to expect better but this seems to me the kind of thing. But that company shouldn't -- -- Google and other online advertisers regularly collect information about how you browse online that's why you see so many ads tailored to your specific interests. This was different Google was able to install computer code the monitoring your activity even when users thought they were being protected. In a statement to ABC Google denies any wrongdoing saying only that they had used known safari functionality to provide features that users had enabled themselves. They also stressed that they did not collect personal information -- was not found. Now this was actually about. Pro -- couple likely need to effects does -- -- the big companies out there might be monitoring your Smartphone. They're -- it's troubling but it's become sort of political world. To maximize your privacy experts suggest three simple steps go to your browser and click on disable cookies then delete any cookies that already exist. And under location settings disabled GPS tracking so advertisers won't know where you are. But even with those -- experts say there's no foolproof way to ensure that all of your information is safe. Mohammed Lila ABC news New York.

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