Ever had a question that you found was too embarrassing to ask and you decided to Google it? But then again, you wanted to be safe and now have that question show up in your browser history and opened up an ‘Incognito’ window or a private tab to do so. Well, turns out, it might not have been as anonymous as you thought. Google is currently facing a €4.46 billion class-action lawsuit in the U.S for allegedly tracking users in ‘private’ mode.
Private mode browsing still tracks your activities?
Almost every internet browser offers the option of browsing the internet privately. This private mode or incognito mode doesn’t log your browsing history, cookies and cache, and other data, which is generated when one is browsing in a regular manner. Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc was served a €4.46 billion class-action lawsuit in the U.S. As per a Reuters report, the lawsuit claims that Google secretly collects information about what people view or browse online in Incognito mode.