Google Faces $5B Lawsuit For Chrome

Google Faces $5B Lawsuit For Chrome

Last summer, we reported about a lawsuit filed against Google. The suit alleges Google still tracked users while they were browsing in Incognito Mode despite marketing it as “private”. The plaintiff claims this has happened to over a million users and each is entitled to $5000 in damages putting the suit at a whopping $5 Billion. This week, a federal judge ruled the case will go to trial.

Google maintains that they properly warn users every time an Incognito tab is opened (see above). The company also claims this feature was never intended to make a user “invisible” on the web. It’s function is to stop data from being saved to the device but not to stop the user from being tracked. The feel they’ve done nothing wrong. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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