Amazing how WSJ overhyped Google-Safari story to degree that Google’s getting bigger pass than otherwise would have bit.ly/xG2nl0— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) February 17, 2012
I think Danny Sullivan has this right. Because WSJ went so over-the-top in making the story about Google being evil and trying to “track” iPhone users, they’re actually getting somewhat of a pass (even by me!) for the nonsense they’re actually pulling.
This is a very real story, but — no surprise — WSJ is reporting it the wrong way. The real story is that it sure looks like Google is being dishonest — a nice word for “lying” — about their privacy practices and what exactly they were doing here. And they possibly violated their FTC agreement about “privacy misrepresentations”.