Microsoft accused Google of avoiding user privacy settings.

MicrosoftMicrosoft has accused Google of avoiding user privacy settings. According to a Windows Internet Explorer engineering team, when the IE team heard Google had avoided user privacy settings on Safari.

Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president of Internet Explorer, said that “When the IE team heard that Google had bypassed user privacy settings on Safari, we asked ourselves a simple question: is Google circumventing the privacy preferences of Internet Explorer users too?”

“We’ve discovered the answer is yes: Google is employing similar methods to get around the default privacy protections in IE and track IE users with cookies,” he said.

Hachamovitch asserts that Internet Explorer 9 has a further privacy feature called Tracking Protection which is not vulnerable to this type of bypass. Therefore, Microsoft advises its users to use Internet Explorer 9 and add a Tracking Protection List to protect them from Google’s bypass of P3P privacy protection.

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