Report: Google tracked iPhone browsers

February 17, 2012 2:24:14 PM PST
If you browse the web on your iPhone, Google and other advertising companies may have been following you.

Apple's Safari web browser is set to block tracking. But the Wall Street Journal reports Google and other companies made Safari think users were submitting a form associated with an online ad. That allowed the companies to plant a cookie, which is a small file that can be used to track online activities.

The journal says Google disabled its code after the company was contacted by the newspaper.