Judge dismisses lawsuit over Google’s browser tracking

Judge finds that plaintiffs suffered no real harm over Web giant’s bypass of users’ privacy controls in the Safari and Internet Explorer browsers. A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Google, finding that the Web giant’s browser cookie tracking practices had caused them any harm. The lawsuit, which was filed in February 2012 by users of Web browsers from Apple and Microsoft, accused Google and three other online advertising companies of having “tricked” the Web browsers into accepting cookies that enabled Google to serve the plaintiffs targeted advertising.

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