Target, Toys R Us Spied On Web Buyers, Class Suits Say

Law360, New York (April 1, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT) -- Target Corp. and Toys R Us Inc. surreptitiously installed tracking software on consumers’ computers that allowed them and other advertisers to monitor the consumers’ Internet browsing history and collect personal information, according to proposed class actions removed to Missouri federal court last week.

The companies allegedly installed so-called Flash cookies instead of normal tracking cookies on consumers’ computers any time they visited the Target or Toys R Us websites, which allowed them to access the browsing histories of any consumer every time they revisited the websites....
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