Google is currently facing a $5 billion lawsuit action in the United States for allegation on Tracking Users in Incognito Mode in Google Chrome browser. Google Faces $5 Billion Lawsuit for privacy violation damages perusers as per the US wiretapping laws along with local privacy laws in California itself. The Lawsuit also seeks to take at least $5,000 privacy damages.
Google Faces $5 Billion Lawsuit.
The complaint was filed in a federal court in San Jose, California, that claims Google has gathered data for their analytics purposes, regardless of whether the user is using ‘Incognito’ mode or private browsing or Normal browsing. “Google tracks & Collects users browsing history and their web activity data no matter what if any users take safeguards to protect their privacy.”
According to Reuters, the company has already denied all the allegations and added Google would defend itself vigorously against all the claims that had been filed against it. In an official statement, a Google spokesperson, Jose Castaneda, said: “We strongly dispute all these claims, and we’ll defend ourselves vigorously against them.”
Google Faces $5 Billion Lawsuit in US for Tracking Private Internet Use.
The Google spokesman also added that some websites might still access users browsing data even in browsers Incognito mode window. He also added, “Each time when you open a website in an incognito window, some websites might still be able to collect and track users’ pieces of information such as browsing activity.”
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However, it’s worth noting that while users in Incognito mode in Chrome browser and Private Browsing window in the Mozilla Firefox browser. The incognito mode in some of the browsers gives you a choice to surf the internet without any of your activity being tracked and logged. Although keep in mind that it’s not a magic potion for you to be completely anonymous. That’s because your ISP, i.e., Internet Service Provider, government, or even some websites and few other online services might still be able to track you based on your MAC Addresses, browser agent, IP address, device ID, and few others identifying factors.