Are you really “incognito” when you surf in private browsing on Google Chrome ? This would not be the case according to the us law firm Boies Schiller & Flexner. The World says that a class action was filed last June 2 in the federal court of San Jose, California, against Google. According to Business Insider, Boies Schiller & Flexner request at least $ 5 billion in damages and interest, because the browsing mode private of Chromium mislead intentionally consumers”.
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This method does not prevent, in fact, not the sites collect data from users. The problem being that Google would be part of the sites in question, according to the complaint. The internet giant is accused of being a “one-stop shop for any government, any private actor or a criminal with intent to harm the privacy, safety or liberty of individuals” in the complaint, long of 38 pages. Google does not deny collecting data, but prevent users who surf the web using the private browsing is that it does not protect them from everything.
Google defends itself
At the time of switch private browsing on Google Chrome, a message says that the browsing history, cookies and site data, or information entered into forms are not retained. “Your activity can remain visible by websites that you visit, your employer or your school, your Internet service provider,” adds, however, Google does not indicate that it also retains some of the data. An omission that is illegal according to the lawyers.
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"The private browsing mode in Chrome gives you the choice to browse the Internet without recording your activity on your browser or device. As we point out clearly every time you open a new tab in private browsing, Web sites may be able to collect information on your browsing activity during your session,” said a spokesman for the american company with Business Insider, saying that everything would be implemented to prove that the allegations of the law firm are false.