“Google Inc. officials were sued for violating users’ privacy rights on Apple Inc.’s Safari Web browser by bypassing computer settings designed to block monitoring of consumers’ online activity,” Phil Milford and Jef Feeley report for Bloomberg.

“Google, the world’s biggest Internet-search company, has been dodging privacy settings in Safari, which serves as the primary Web browser on Apple’s iPhone and iPad products, lawyers for an Illinois man who uses the Safari browser said in a lawsuit filed today in federal court in Delaware,” Milford and Feeley report. “‘Google’s willful and knowing actions violated’ federal wiretapping laws and other computer-related statutes, attorneys for Matthew Soble said in the complaint.”

Milford and Feeley report, “Chris Gaither, a spokesman for Mountain View, California- based Google, said in an e-mail that the company declined to comment on the suit’s allegations.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Sarah” for the heads up.]

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