Google LLC has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused it of misleading users about the privacy protections provided by Chrome’s incognito browsing feature.
As Technica reported on the agreement, citing recently filed court documents. When a user closes an incognito tab in Chrome, the browser automatically removes any cookies and website data connected to it. Nevertheless, the function does not prevent online services from monitoring user behavior.
The phrase “the activity might still be visible to websites users visit” appears as a disclaimer in Chrome. The plaintiffs claimed that Google had violated wiretap laws through its data collection practices.
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