Google Settles USD 5 Billion Privacy Lawsuit Over Tracking People Using ‘Incognito Mode’


Google has reached a settlement to resolve a USD 5 billion privacy lawsuit that claimed the company spied on users who tracked their internet activity using the “incognito” mode in its Chrome browser and comparable “private” modes in other browsers.

The search engine giant allegedly misled users into thinking that it wouldn’t track their online activity while they were using incognito mode, according to a class-action lawsuit filed in 2020. It maintained that even though users were ostensibly using “private” browsing, Google’s advertising technologies and other strategies were still cataloging information about their site visits and activities.

Additionally, the plaintiffs claimed that Google’s actions produced a “unaccountable trove of information” about people who believed they had taken privacy-protecting measures.

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