Skip to comments.Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking 'private' internet use
Posted on 06/03/2020 6:42:20 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the Alphabet Inc unit of surreptitiously collecting information about what people view online and where they browse, despite their using what Google calls Incognito mode.
According to the complaint filed in the federal court in San Jose, California, Google gathers data through Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager and other applications and website plug-ins, including smartphone apps, regardless of whether users click on Google-supported ads.
This helps Google learn about users friends, hobbies, favorite foods, shopping habits, and even the most intimate and potentially embarrassing things they search for online, the complaint said.
While users may view private browsing as a safe haven from watchful eyes, computer security researchers have long raised concern that Google and rivals might augment user profiles by tracking peoples identities across different browsing modes, combining data from private and ordinary internet surfing.
The complaint said the proposed class likely includes millions of Google users who since June 1, 2016 browsed the internet in private mode.
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Whatever happened to “Don’t be evil?”
Don't be evil.
It was a lie.
It was a lie from Day 1.
At no point in history has any government ever wanted its people to be defenseless for any good reason ~ nully's son
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...
It's the same as the most ethical administration ever,
and the same as the most transparent administration ever...
May YHVH (God) bless this effort.
Do they even allow Him in court?
Wouldn’t that create a hostile work environment for the lawyers?
Is Google Obamas Word Collector? Or is his Word Collector the mirror to the NSAs surveillance system?
Is there a search engine that is reliable and doesn’t infringe on your privacy?
Not for Zenas
GooGle is an advanced Stazi data gathering machine.
Duck Duck Go. Works great.
5 billion? Pocket change for Doogle.
I thought Incognito mode was for men to keep their wives from knowing about their porn habits and side dishes.
It was a lie.
It was a lie from Day 1.
ABSOLUTELY!!! Virtue signaling SUPERCRIMINALS operating in America and laughing in our faces. Horrific.
Re: Wouldnt that create a hostile work environment for the lawyers?
Or just as much for most post-constitutional judges.
Lately, Google has been giving me the following message—A LOT:
“It looks like there aren’t any great matches for your search”
Hey, Google, when I am searching for work-related items, I know what I am doing. I’m an intelligent, competent adult with a Ph.D. When I do those searches, I usually find what I am looking for. When I can’t, it is Google’s fault, not mine.
Whether I can find what I am looking for or not, I don’t need your arrogant, insulting message!! If you really believe that there are no great matches for my searches, perhaps you should hire me as a well-paid consultant to collaborate with you improve your search results.
No, I don’t code, and I can’t solve those problems you use to screen potential employees. But I know my own important medical/health related field, and if I work with your coders perhaps we can improve your results.
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