Digital Ad Company Settles Safari Privacy Charges

Attorneys general in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and New York reached a settlement with PointRoll, Inc., a digital advertising company, after alleging that PointRoll unlawfully circumvented Safari settings that block the logging of users’ browsing histories. The PointRoll suit also follows a wider debate about online tracking. In many surveys, consumers overwhelmingly say they believe that tech companies are violating their privacy.