Google sued in $5 billion class action lawsuit for tracking 'private' internet use

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  • Reply 21 of 24
    gatorguy said:
    fred1 said:
    Is Apple’s “Private Mode” any different?

    Turn Private Browsing on or off on your iPhone or iPod touch

    When you use Private Browsing, you can visit websites without creating a search history in Safari.

    Private Browsing protects your private information and blocks some websites from tracking your search behavior. Safari won't remember the pages you visit, your search history, or your AutoFill information.

    (Emphasis mine, and should be yours)

    I believe they're patterned after each other. Same general privacy restrictions, same switch from light to dark screen to make it obvious when in use, and both pass thru analytics which aren't personally identifiable. With that said anyone is free to sue any person or corporation. Winning is another story. 
    The only difference I’ve seen between Safari‘a private browsing and Chrome’s incognito is that the privacy is isolated between each tab. For example - if you authenticated in a site in Safari and then generate another tab from the same site, you’ll need to login again. Incognito mode will carry that authentication session to the second (or multiple) tabs.
    gatorguy
  • Reply 22 of 24
    cornchipcornchip Posts: 1,953member
    Not sure if this is the same lawsuit or situation, but ran back across this thread after a co-worker mentioned that Google had been busted for collecting incognito data. 

    Either way, pretty wild to see all the old timers that have been banned. 

    So I guess this is basically Mac Rumors now. 
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 23 of 24
    cornchip said:
    Not sure if this is the same lawsuit or situation, but ran back across this thread after a co-worker mentioned that Google had been busted for collecting incognito data. 

    Either way, pretty wild to see all the old timers that have been banned. 

    So I guess this is basically Mac Rumors now. 
    Yeah, that is what I noticed as well while going through this thread.
  • Reply 24 of 24
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,339member
    Since the terms were finally announced a few weeks ago and I didn't see where AppleInsider had updated the story...

    The trial result is that Google was not found to have collected private user data in Incognito Mode, did not associate the technical data it did collect with any user profile, or use any of it for ad personalization, nor did the company benefit financially. As a result, no damages were awarded, though $5 Billion had been attorneys demand. 

    But with regard to the lawsuit, Google has said they will delete any and all technical data collected during Incognito browser sessions. 

    And that's the settlement after all was said and done. 
    muthuk_vanalingam
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