Search Giant Google Hit Out at P3P ClaimsAdded: Saturday, February 25th, 2012
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Search giant Google has defended its bypassing of privacy protection in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The latter complained that the search engine was blocking a feature in the browser that stops cookies from tracking users.
The company has defended its actions saying that P3P is considered impractical to comply with while allowing modern Internet functionality like cookie-based features. Google benefited from a technical feature in the P3P specification that has to leave room for future developments of privacy policies. The P3P specification reads that web browsers should ignore any undefined policies they face, but P3P compliant browsers regard Google’s policy as indicating that the cookie won’t be used for a tracking or any other purpose.
Rachel Whetstone, senior vice president of communications and policy for Google told in the interview that Microsoft’s policy was actually “non-operational”. She explained that new cookie-based features are broken by the company’s implementation in Internet Explorer. For example, things like social networks’ “Like” buttons and the ability to sign-in to online services using a Google account are all triggered by P3P.
Nobody could even dream about it when the P3P protocol was invented. So the search giant had to insert a link into cookies directing the Internet users to a page where they could read more about the privacy practices associated with the cookies.
February 25th,2012Posted by:
Saturday, February 25th, 2012
|posted by (2012-02-27 01:38:29)|
|Thanks Sam. So what's in it for Uncle Sam Gates I wonder?|
|"Google’s policy as indicating that the "cookie" won’t be used for a tracking or any other purpose.|
Then Google why do you care?
|posted by (2012-03-01 14:08:57)|
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