After the furor caused by a report from the Wall Street Journal towards the end of this week about Google reportedly sidestepping privacy settings of the Apple-developed Safari browser, a new report says that it did not take long for one of those Safari browser users to lodge a complaint against Google.
According to a report from Bloomberg through The Washington Post, a Safari browser user filed a lawsuit against Google officials in a federal court in Delaware on Friday.
The lawsuit was filed by Matthew Soble who is a Safari browser user.
Recently, the Wall Street Journal came out with a shocking report detailing how Google bypasses the default privacy settings of the Safari browser to illicitly track users’ browsing habits.
This is apparently done by Google and a host of other advertising companies via the use of a special code on the Safari browser which is the default browser of all Apple devices including iPhones, Mac computers, iPads, and iPod Touch units.
“Google’s willful and knowing actions violated” federal wiretapping laws and other computer-related statutes,” according to lawyers of the plaintiff.
Google has attracted attention from members of the U.S. Congress over what is now being called “Safarigate”.
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal has said in its report that the internet search giant has stopped using the code it uses to track the web surfing habits of Safari browser users once the publication contacted them.