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3/16/2012
Google in New Privacy Probes

"Regulators in the U.S. and European Union are investigating Google Inc. GOOG +0.83% for bypassing the privacy settings of millions of users of Apple Inc.'s AAPL -0.69% Safari Web browser, according to people familiar with the investigations. Google stopped the practice last month after being contacted by The Wall Street Journal."

Annie's take:

For more background on Google's privacy challenges, see Andrew Hansen's research note in our March ASA newsletter. This appears to be one of the few instances where both U.S. and European regulators are on the same page.