Google defeats most claims in browser tracking lawsuit

A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in ZurichA U.S. appeals court upheld the dismissal of federal claims and revived two California state law claims accusing Google of invading computer users’ privacy by enabling the placement of “cookies” in their browsers to track their Internet use. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia on Tuesday rejected claims in a proposed class action lawsuit that Google violated federal wiretap and computer fraud laws by exploiting loopholes in Apple Inc’s Safari browser and Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer browser. Four computer users accused the Mountain View, California-based unit of Alphabet Inc of bypassing their cookie blockers, helping advertisers target potential customers.

 

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