Date: 3 months ago   Category: Web

Google was accused of shadowing millions of users of iPhone


Google bypassed settings of confidentiality of the Safari browser on mobile devices of Apple to divide people into groups for mailing of targeted advertizing by him. Against Google a collective claim in which the IT giant is accused of illegal shadowing for 4,4 million users of iPhone in Great Britain is submitted. The Guardian reports about it. It is noted that the statement of claim is directed to court by the former director of the British company Which?, who investigates the consumer market, Richard Lloyd. "It is said in the statement of claim that Google bypassed settings of confidentiality of the Safari browser on mobile devices of Apple from August, 2011 to February, 2012 to divide people into groups for mailing of targeted advertizing by him. The company used an algorithm which allowed to get access to search history to Safari, blocking the settings of the browser interfering it", - the edition writes. In particular, among data with which Google, such categories as race, physical shape, mental capacities, political views, sexual orientation, the social status, a financial state, consumer interests and a geolocation worked. Hugh Tomlinson representing the interests of the claimant in court has said at a meeting that on these signs information on users was aggregated, and they were located in advertizing groups, for example "fans of soccer" and other. As Tomlinson has emphasized, personal data were collected by means of "secret shadowing". "I consider, the fact that did Google, was just against the law. Her actions have affected millions of people in England and Wales, and we ask the judge to do everything possible to make her responsible", - the claimant before hearings the day before has said. The sum of claim requirements - £3,2 billion, or $4,3 billion. At this Which? I have already suggested each potential victim to receive £750 if the court pronounces a sentence against Google. Meetings in the High Court of England and Wales have about it begun on Monday, May 21, and will last on Tuesday. We will remind, similar charges were already brought by Google in 2012 in the USA. Following the results of judicial proceedings the company has been found guilty, it was fined $22,5 million. In total for arbitration of Google has paid $39,5 million. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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