Last week, Microsoft blasted Google after a researcher discovered that Google created special codes that kept tabs on the activities of users of Apple's Safari browser via a tracking cookie. Google said that it has now disabled the code but tried to downplay the incident, saying that the news reports misinterpreted their intentions.
Now Microsoft is slamming Google again and this time it hits closer to home. In a new post on the Internet Explorer developer blog site, Microsoft claims that Google " .... bypasses the P3P Privacy Protection feature in IE. The result is similar to the recent reports of Google’s circumvention of privacy protections in Apple’s Safari Web browser, even though the actual bypass mechanism Google uses is different."
Microsoft executive Dean Hachamovitch wrote in the blog post:
The blog site does say that Internet Explorer 9's Tracking Protection list feature is not affected by Google's code and recommends that IE9 users sign up for a Tracking Protection list. So far Google has yet to respond to Microsoft's accusations.