Google Hasn't Been Violating User Privacy Any More Than Apple Has

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Google may be catching all the flack this morning for tracking iPhones, but Apple doesn't care about users' privacy either. In fact, the company already tracks users' every move. Google found a loophole in Safari, the most widely-used browser on iPhones, which enabled it to run its DoubleClick ad technology, giving it the ability to tracks users, ostensibly in order to serve them enhanced ads as The Wall Street Journal discovered. Google did so without warning, going against Apple's wishes. The Journal's crying privacy foul, but Apple is probably more upset than users because, when it comes to user privacy, it has the same agenda as Google: Apple created Safari the way it did to keep competitors out, so it could run its own tracking game.

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