Safari Makes Google Searches Encrypted, Distorts Analytics

Mobile Google searches are more secure from Safari on iOS 6 than they were in previous versions of iOS or from other mobile browsers. Apple is reportedly routing Google searches through the SSL version of Google, which Google made the…

Both iOS & Android Users Pretty Content with Default Browsers

Safari is a perfectly acceptable browser to most iOS users, and the default Android browser is perfectly acceptable to most Android users. That’s that takeaway from a new study from ad network Chitika, who analyzed recent mobile browser usage in…

Is Apple Restricting Google Chrome For iOS Out Of Spite?

Apple’s new Maps app in iOS 6 has been a constant source of entertainment since its launch. Beyond the laughs, Apple going with their own Maps app underscores a very important point – Apple now sees Google as their main…

Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google’s FTC Settlement Over “Safari-gate”

Consumer Watchdog announced today that it has won the right to oppose the recently announced $22.5 million Google settlement with the FTC. Despite the fact that this was the largest fine the FTC has ever given a single company, and…

FTC Lawyer Gloats About Big Win Against Google

Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that Google will pay a $22.5 million penalty to settle a privacy case related to tracking cookies in Apple’s Safari browser. This is the largest fine a single company has ever had to…

FTC Announces Google’s Massive Fine For “Safari-gate” Settlement

Last month, it was reported that Google was about to pay a $22.5 million penalty, courtesy of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, for privacy issues in what became known as “Safari-gate”. Today, that settlement has been officially confirmed, as the…

Safari Gets More Chrome-Like. Should Google Worry?

Google’s Chrome browser has plenty to offer that its competitors don’t, but the biggest thing in my mind, has historically been the omnibox, which lets you simply enter a search query into the address bar to search Google. Ever since…

Google Finds Genius Loophole That Opens Links In Chrome By Default In iOS

Let’s be honest here: Apple has tight control over iOS. They dictate what you can and can not do. One of the more infuriating decisions is that Web links can only be opened in Safari instead of any other third…

Google To Get Biggest Fine In FTC History?

It looks like Google is about to pay the biggest fine ever to be issued to a company (at least one company) by the FTC. That is if a Wall Street Journal report is correct. The publication is citing officials…

Jailbreak Tweak Lets You Make Chrome Your Default iOS Browser

Yesterday we told you that Google had announced Google Chrome for iOS during their second Google I/O 2012 keynote. Many iPhone users – myself included – have been wanting an iOS version of Chrome since Google unveiled the Android version…