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# Saturday, 03 March 2012
Uncle Mike still doesn't know how to cut and paste? Grandma wants to you help her add a desktop picture? Finally, there is an answer! Google has released cute e-card/video website that let's you send your tech-challenged loved one a little help. Just answer a few questions, select the tech skills you want to teach, and your own personalized e-card is ready to go.

Try it today at: Tech Parents Tech

# Published: March 3, 2012
Category: Google

# Friday, 24 February 2012
Microsoft announced that Google was also circumventing privacy preference on the Internet Explorer web browser. The news comes in light of the recent discovery that Google was able to bypass security on Apple's Safari web browser and place tracking cookies.

Dean Hachamovitch (of the IE team) reported in a blog post: "the answer is yes: Google is employing similar methods to get around the default privacy protections in IE and track IE users with cookies."

As with the previous cookie loophole, it is likely that Google will cease the practice and that Microsoft will tighten the IE code to stop the practice, but individual users may want to clear their cookies or at least examine them a little closer.

# Published: February 24, 2012
Category: Google | Microsoft

# Saturday, 18 February 2012
Google has been dropping tracking cookies on Apple's Safari browser using a loophole in Safari's privacy settings. The issue was reported by the Wall Street Journal in collaboration with Stanford research Jonathan Mayer.

Google tricked the Safari browser into placing the cookie by submitting a fake form to mimick user interaction. The allowed cookies to be placed on iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers.

In a statement from Google, the company said "we have now started removing these advertising cookies from Safari browsers" and that the practice has been mischaracterized.

In response, a class action lawsuit has been filed in Delaware by lawyers representing Matthew Soble.

What to do if you're a Safari user? Google says it will be stopping the practice and Apple may make changes that close the loophole. In the meantime, consider examining your cookies and deleting some of all of them. The Wall Street Journal also has an article about some other options.



# Published: February 18, 2012
Category: Google | Privacy

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