Congressmen request FTC probe of Google Safari cookies


Three lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether last week’s report of privacy violations of Safari users by Google violated a consent agreement the company had reached with the FTC last year.

Google has allegedly worked around Apple’s own privacy controls for Mobile Safari in order to track users who depend on Google services like Gmail. Ed Markey (D-MA), Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Joe Barton (R-TX) want to know if Google has violated that consent agreement.