Browser cookie lawsuit filed against Google dismissed
A proposed class action lawsuit against Google has just been dropped in a 60-page decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, Reuters reported on Tuesday, November 10.
Four computer users have recently filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging that the search engine company cheated their Internet Explorer and Safari browsers in order to place cookies and track their browsing preferences, resulting in breach of federal anti-fraud and wiretap regulations. Cookies are text files stored in a browser to store browsing preferences and remember certain user information. They can also be used to help advertisers target potential customers and place personalized ads.