According to the +The Wall Street Journal
, Google, which is already undergoing a Federal Trade Commission antitrust investigation, is facing a new probe by U.S. and federal authorities plus the European Commission for bypassing privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser to track users.
The probes, which “could embroil Google in years of legal battles and result in hefty fines for privacy violation,” are based on Google’s use of a “special computer code” to trick Safari on desktops and on the iPhone into tracking users’ behaviors. Google stopped the practice after the story ran. A Google rep confirmed report of the probes to the Journal.