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There just tracking cookies that have been used since the beginning of the internet. (Turn off cookies and things may slow down when opening a site.) No personal information is involved. They were using the information to display ads more tailored to you on the web pages you visit. So if your looking for new shoes the ads may shows new shoes or maybe socks. No personal names are involved, etc. Google said this was an error and immediately stopped and removed the cookies. They will re-code to correct the error. Big deal.
Worse is Apple who are control freaks with their apps allowing all 3rd parties to down load all of your personal contacts without telling you. That is names, phone numbers, street address, email addresses, etc. So Apple allows 3rd party vendors to know every person on your contact list. This could include local people, out of state people, people in another country and and notes you have include with your contacts. Other systems allow this also but they tell you and get your advanced approval. Apple said it will stop, but how do you get your personal data erased from all these 3rd party vendors, some not even in the US? Some app vendors are just individuals. Why is no one suing Apple. This seems like a lot bigger deal.
tktim is absolutely right, google has done this before and now its on ios devices so people thinks its a big deal. i would definitely be more concerned with all the contacts being stolen from my device than whether google knows how i spend my time on the internet. Might be a problem for some people who access secure websites or are into some real freaky stuff!!
Come on everyone already knows that Google, FB, and Bing are all evil to name a few it is all about the bottom dollar and it does not really matter if they violate a few peoples privacy in the process. Glad they got caught using this exploit but you know Apple can't really fix it so who knows who else will try it.
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