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Google Officially Responds to Safari-Tracking Lawsuit

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:24pm
Pete Pachal

Last winter, a Stanford researcher discovered Google was bypassing iPhone users’ privacy settings in the mobile Safari browser in order to serve them ads tailored to their browsing history. Even though Google apologized, paid $22.5 million in fines and chalked the whole thing up to a technical error, several people sued Google over the affair, which was consolidated into a class-action lawsuit

Now Google is asking the court to tell those people to get lost. The search giant filed an official motion to dismiss the lawsuit this week, stating the plaintiffs’ claims “lack standing,” mainly because they suffered no demonstrable injury over the ads, and that Google never obtained anyone’s personal information via the tracking.

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