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# 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

# Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Microsoft announced the release of their new Windows 8 logo, which is a departure from the colored flag panels Windows was used for the past 10 years. According to Microsoft, the new logo is part of a "reimagination of the Windows operating system." The new logo also reflects the new "Metro" design aesthetic that Microsoft created for Windows Phone and Windows 8.

The Seattle Post Intelligencer has a timeline of previous Windows logos here.

# Published: February 22, 2012
Category: 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

# Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Welcome! We're excited to be expanding our website with our new My Phone Support blog. Our blog will cover tech support news, security issues, industry trends, and other items of interest. We hope our blog opens the door to additional discussion with our customers and lets us continue to help you with all your tech support needs. We hope you'll visit again as the blog grows.

-My Phone Support Editorial Team

# Published: February 15, 2012

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