Lawmakers Ask Online Marketers To Own Up To Safari Tracking

Law360, Washington (February 29, 2012, 5:34 PM EST) -- U.S. Reps. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., demanded Tuesday that three online advertising companies disclose whether they exploited a loophole in Apple Inc.'s Internet browser Safari to track users who intended to block tracking.

Media Innovation Group, PointRoll and Vibrant Media Inc. allegedly bypassed the privacy settings of Safari in order to follow the online activity of users who thought they had opted out of such observation, according to the lawmakers' letters to the companies.

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