Peeping Google Sued
A $5 billion lawsuit has been filed against Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google. It is accused of collecting information about what people are browsing in Incognito mode. The complaint has been filed in the federal court in San Jose, California, for violations of federal wiretapping and California privacy laws. In the report, it is claimed that the company uses Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager, website plugins and smartphone apps to gather users’ data.
Collected data could be on users’ friends, hobbies, favorite foods, shopping habits, and even the “most intimate and potentially embarrassing things” they search for online. As per the lawsuit, data of Incognito mode since June 1, 2016, has been gathered. It demanded $5000 compensation for each user.
- No person using the same device will be able to find out what you have searched
- Doesn’t save cookies and browsing history
- Files do not appear in download manager
- Websites can collect information about your browsing activity
- Downloaded files from websites remain on your computer
- Bookmarked sites remain in the bookmark list
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Google Play Store Facing Backlash
According to the cybersecurity experts, Remove China Apps was safe to use as it scanned only installed android application package (APK) and searched for its developer’s country to match it with its repository. OneTouch AppLabs developed Remove China Apps violated Google’s ‘spam and minimum functionality’ policy, as per experts.