As we all know Google Chrome, you're aware of incognito mode, which allows you to browse privately. And if you’ve used this particular mode within the past four years, according to a proposed class-action lawsuit, you could eventually be in line to receive a hefty sum of $5,000.
Google is accused of invading people's privacy and tracking internet use even when browsers are set to "private" mode. When you open incognito in Chrome, it displays a message you can browse the internet, and others can't see your browsing history. While this message says that downloads and bookmarks will be saved, your browsing history, cookies, site data, and form inputs will not.
The complaint read is “Google tracks and collects consumer browsing history and other web activity data no matter what safeguards consumers undertake to protect their data privacy."
The lawsuit is seeking at least $5 billion from Google and its parent company, Alphabet Inc. The proposed class-action suit may include “millions” of Google browser users—a potential payout of $5,000 for each affected individual