03 June, Kathmandu:
On Tuesday, the news of Google seeking private information on people has been logged. Google was prosecuted for illegally entering the privacy of millions of users by persistently tracking their internet use through browsers set in “private” mode.
The lawsuit strive for at least $5 billion (4 billion pounds) against the Alphabet Inc unit for secretly collecting information about what people view online and where they browse, despite their use of Google calls in Incognito mode. It was reported that they have been collecting data through Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager and other applications and website plug-ins, including smartphone apps, regardless of whether users click on Google-supported ads, states by the complaint filed in the federal court in San Jose, California.
The complaint also mentioned that they have been tracking this information as it helps Google to learn about users’ friends, hobbies, favorite foods, shopping habits, and even the “most intimate and potentially embarrassing things” they search for online. It has been proclaimed that they will have to pay at least $5,000 of damages per user for violations of federal wiretapping and California privacy laws.
The complaint also said, “Google “cannot continue to engage in the covert and unauthorized data collection from virtually every American with a computer or phone.” To these complains, Jose Castaneda, a Google representative stated that the Mountain View (California-based company) will defend itself against the claims. He further added, “As we clearly state each time you open a new incognito tab, websites might be able to collect information about your browsing activity. The complaint said the proposed class likely includes “millions” of Google users who since June 1, 2016, browsed the internet in “private” mode.”