Google is currently facing a class-action lawsuit that is seeking up to $5 billion in damages. The lawsuit reportedly claims that the tech giant’s Chrome Web browser collects data about the behavior of users, even if the users are using the browser’s Incognito Mode. According to the lawsuit, Google’s Chrome Web browser collects users’ data even when they use the Incognito Mode.
The lawsuit, filed by a group of Google users in a Northern District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, alleges that the company uses different systems, including Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager, website plug-ins and other applications, including the mobile apps, to track users’ activities. The lawsuit filed is the latest to accuse the tech giant of collecting user information without their knowledge or consent.
Google has issued a statement denying the allegations in a $5 billion class-action suit.
What is meant by Incognito Mode?
When you open an incognito window, it doesn’t save any of your data, such as your search history or cookies, and it doesn’t link your activity to your account.
Incognito mode is a privacy setting that was first introduced in the Google Chrome browser in 2008. It was later copied by Safari, Mozilla, and other browsers, but it became a default feature on Android devices in 2012. It provides enhanced privacy by allowing you to browse the Web without leaving a trail of your activity behind.