A preliminary settlement has been reached in a nearly four-year-long class action lawsuit against Google over allegations that the tech giant deceives users about their privacy when using Incognito mode. The settlement is expected to be finalized in the next 60 days and comes after a ruling denying Google’s request to exclude evidence in the case. The original complaint filed in 2020 claimed that Google tracked and collected user browsing history and other web activity data despite users attempting to protect their privacy. The plaintiffs alleged that Google’s use of cookies, analytics, and various tools rendered Incognito mode ineffective in protecting user privacy. As the case moves toward a definitive settlement, Google has declined to comment on the matter.


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