In fact, the language in the suit continues, when users take either or both of those steps, the company "continues to track, collect, and identify their browsing data in real-time, in contravention of federal and state laws on wiretapping and in violation of consumers' rights to privacy". Incognito mode, similar to the private browsing tools offered on other web browsers, enables users to browse the internet without their activity or history being saved to a browser or device.
The civil complaint, filed yesterday (June 2) in the San Jose branch of the U.S. District Court of Northern California, alleges that Google monitors user behavior through Google Analytics, widely used by websites, through websites ads run by Google and through smartphone apps, even if incognito mode is activated in Chrome.
This helped the complainants to know this illegal system when they studied and learn each user's friends, hobbies, favorite foods, shopping habits, and even the "most intimate and potentially embarrassing things" they search for online.
The lawsuit seeks $5,000 for every potential affected user, who apparently number 1 million.
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Google should not be allowed to participate in the covert and unauthorized collection of data from virtually any American with a Computer or phone, it was said in the indictment.
It is no longer new for Google to face a lawsuit filed by its users. "As we clearly state each time you open a new incognito tab, websites might be able to collect information about your browsing activity during your session", he added. These laws enable individuals to sue when their private communications are intercepted.
For now, Google has not yet commented on the issue.
Some users believe that their search history is not being tracked when using Incognito Mode, but Google say this is not the case.
According to the Reuters, Google has denied the allegations, saying that it will defend itself vigorously against the claims.