Google Fine $5billion For Tracking People On Chrome Incognito Mode
Information is powerful, especially in our internet-based economy. As companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter continue to learn more about people and generate revenue from their data, users have difficulty taking precautions
Information is powerful, especially in our internet-based economy. As companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter continue to learn more about people and generate revenue from their data, users have difficulty taking precautions to increase their privacy. But what if these data protection efforts are not as personal as they thought?
On Monday, a class action lawsuit was filed against Alphabet Inc., Google's main owner, for allegations that Google had collected information about users while exploring disguises. This function, which does not store cookies or data points, must allow people to surf the Internet without fear of being followed or used by third parties.
However, this mode does not appear to protect users from collecting their data and is taken over by Google software such as Analytics and Ad Manager.
In other words, users are told that their data and processes are protected when using a private browser. However, it was found that other pieces of Google software continued to work and record user behavior even though they were made in Incognito.
Google refutes this and says that when it informs users that their data can be shared with third parties, it will be the first priority for users.
The parties involved, organized by Boies Schiller & Flexner, demanded payment of $ 5 billion from their collective representatives.
If you use disguises in the past four years, you can get up to $ 5,000 online. It's still early, so be patient to learn more in detail.
Earlier last week, Arizona also filed a lawsuit against Google for alleging that Google had tracked users of Android phones and their locations.