Google Facing $5bn Lawsuit Claiming it is Tracking Users in Incognito Mode

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On Friday, a federal judge denied a request by Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. to drop the case against it – this means it now faces a class-action suit seeking $5 billion, with users claiming that even when they turn off data collection in the Chrome web browser, other Google tools used by websites still collect their personal data.

The complaint says that Google gathers data through Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager, and other applications and plug-ins, which, according to the document, helps the company to learn about users’ friends, hobbies, favourite foods, shopping habits, and the “most intimate and potentially embarrassing things” they search for online.

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