Google lawsuit over 'incognito mode' tracking close to trial
Google lawsuit over 'incognito mode' tracking close to trial

The $5 billion Google lawsuit about the tracking that occurs when using the Chrome browser’s “incognito mode” has moved one step closer to trial after a US court denied the tech giant’s motion for summary judgment.

In a California court on Monday, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers rejected Google’s request for summary judgment in the lawsuit, which contended that the internet giant is tracking and gathering data even when users utilize the private ‘Incognito’ mode on its Chrome browser.

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Users have the option to use Google Chrome’s “Incognito” mode to browse the internet without having their activity saved to the browser or their devices.

According to The Verge, the judge cited statements made in the Chrome privacy notice, privacy policy, incognito splash screen, and search & browse privately help page regarding how incognito mode restricts the information kept or allows users to manage the information they share.

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