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Google Settles $5 Billion Privacy Lawsuit Over Tracking Users in ‘Incognito Mode’
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Google Settles $5 Billion Privacy Lawsuit Over Tracking Users in ‘Incognito Mode’

In June 2020, a lawsuit was filed alleging that Google misled customers by tracking their internet behavior when they believed their use of web browsers in "private" or "incognito" mode remained private. Google has now agreed to settle this lawsuit. At least $5 billion in damages were sought in the class-action lawsuit. The terms of the settlement were not made public. The plaintiffs claimed that Google had tracked users' activities using Google Analytics to gather data when they were in private mode, in violation of federal wiretap regulations. According to them, this gave the business access to a "unaccountable trove of information" about people who thought they had taken all the necessary precautions read more Google Settles $5 Billion Privacy Lawsuit Over Tracking Users in Incog...