Google in $5bn lawsuit for tracking users in Incognito mode

Reuters reported that Google has allegedly collected information about users’ browsing activities online, despite using the Incognito mode.

Google was sued Tuesday in federal court in San Jose, Calif., and is accused of “covert and unauthorized data collection from virtually every American with a computer or phone.”

It also claimed that the company has been collecting data through its platforms like Google Analytics, Google Ads Manager, as well as other applications and website plug-ins.

The lawsuit seeks $5,000 in damages per user since June 1, 2016.

Jose Castaneda, a Google spokesman, said the company will defend itself vigorously against the claims.

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

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