Google Being Served With A $5 Billion Lawsuit That Accuses Them Of Tracking Chrome Users In Incognito Mode

Google is facing a massive lawsuit accusing them of tracking users in incognito mode. According to Reuters, the class action argues that Google was collecting information about what people view online and where they browse when they use Chrome’s Incognito mode. In effect, Google has been intentionally deceiving customers into believing that they have control over the information they share with the company.

Now Google says it will defend itself “vigorously’ against the claims. But they served up an interesting response:

“As we clearly state each time you open a new incognito tab, websites might be able to collect information about your browsing activity,”

This is something that I am not sure that most Google Chrome users are aware of. As in Incognito mode doesn’t fully allow you to browse with no repercussions. This Google support document speaks to what Incognito mode does and doesn’t do. If you are a Google Chrome user, I would suggest that you read this document so that you are aware that Incognito mode doesn’t keep you from having your sketchy activities discovered by anyone. And that likely includes Google itself.

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