While we may think private browsing is a safe haven from watchful eyes, computer security researchers have long raised concerns that Google and other search engines might augment user profiles by tracking people’s identities across different browsing modes, collecting data from private and ordinary internet surfing.

A $5 billion class-action lawsuit filed in a San Jose, California federal court alleges that Google illegally invades the privacy of millions of users’ by ‘tracking their internet use through incognito mode’.

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