Google vs. Microsoft: The War of Allegations Over Web Privacy

Google vs. Microsoft: The War of Allegations Over Web Privacy

On 20th February 2012 Monday evening, Microsoft accused that Google operate default cookie policies to bypass certain security features in the Internet Explorer web browser. Google responds to Microsoft’s allegations over privacy issues, is “widely non-operational.” The allegation also point out that Google and other advertisers were using “a special code” to bypass Safari’s third-party cookie policies.

“Microsoft omitted important information from its blog post today,” Google mentioned in a statement. “Microsoft uses a ‘self-declaration’ protocol (known as ‘P3P’) dating from 2002 under which Microsoft asks websites to represent their privacy practices in machine-readable form. It is well known – including by Microsoft – that it is impractical to comply with Microsoft’s request while providing modern web functionality. We have been open about our approach, as have many other websites.”

What Does Google Has To Say About It?

In the end, Google’s says, no we don’t comply with the policy but it’s outdated and most other companies don’t comply with it either. Google says many cookie-based features would not work with strict adherence to the “Microsoft implementation” of Internet Explorer.

About the Author

Sydra Farooqui
Sydra is our content manager. She also is in charge of Search Engine Optimization of posts and pages. She is generally the person behind curtains who visualizes and implements the Social Media Strategy of the website. Sydra is one performance-driven, insightful individual, who is an important asset of our team. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from IU (Iqra University), one of the top universities.