• Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

News Eyeo

All Important News

Millions of browsing data collected in Chrome’s incognito mode will be deleted by Google

Byeditor

Apr 2, 2024

At the beginning of the year, Google updated the disclaimer for the Incognito mode of its Chrome browser and has now announced plans to delete browsing history information for millions of users. This decision comes after a class action lawsuit filed against the company in 2020. The lawsuit was filed by Google Chrome users who claimed that the private browsing mode, known as Incognito mode, was not as private as it should be. They reported that user activity was being tracked even when Incognito mode was activated, including the collection of device data and IP addresses.

In December of last year, Google reached an agreement with the plaintiffs which resulted in updating the disclaimer for Incognito mode to clarify that websites visited can collect data and track online activity. According to The Wall Street Journal, Google will now delete “billions” of improperly collected browsing data from Incognito mode as part of the agreement. Additionally, the company has committed to blocking third-party cookies in its browser by default for the next five years.

By editor

Leave a Reply