By Paul Brinkmann
March 12, 2012
The lawsuit has one named plaintiff, Keile Allen of Miami-Dade County, who allegedly used an Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPod and iPad to perform Web searches using Google via Safari software.
The local suit is one of several proposed class actions filed against Google afterThe Wall Street Journal broke a story Feb. 16 about Google and other advertising companies bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people on iPhones and computers to track Web-browsing habits. Stanford University researcherJonathan Mayer spotted the Google code.
In response, Google said the bypass was unintended and the company was deactivating that capability.
Wilmington, Del.-based law firm Sianni & Striate previously filed a proposed class action on behalf of plaintiff Matthew Soble of Illinois.
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