Google lambasts Microsoft accusations of policy violations

Google has responded to claims that it uses falsified cookies to bypass security features in Internet Explorer

February 22, 2012
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Google was previously accused of using “a special code” to bypass third-party cookie policies in the Safari browser and now Microsoft appears to have also thrown their hat in the ring.

Microsoft claims that Google is using falsified cookies to bypass certain security features in Internet Explorer.

Google lashed out at the allegations saying: “Microsoft omitted important information from its blog post today. 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.”

Google highlighted the extent of the issue with Microsoft’s P3P protocol, noting that “a 2010 research report indicated that over 11,000 websites were not issuing valid P3P policies as requested by Microsoft.”

Read the full story at: Boy Genius Report.

Tags: Google, Microsoft, safari

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