Google Chrome is a search engine used by almost everyone who owns a device that can be connected to the internet.
Chrome can be used on your mobile phones and laptops for surfing the internet and downloading contents. But it seems they could be in debt most of their customers.
There’s a built-in incognito mode on Chrome that helps you secretly browse a site that you don’t want anyone to know about, and also doesn’t save your history.
Well if you’ve used the incognito feature of the Google Chrome browser you could be part of the users that could get a nice payment of $5000 from Google.
So some groups of lawyers have filed a lawsuit against Google for illegally gathering users’ information during an incognito browsing session. Meaning while you are surfing secretly using that mode, they are watching and gathering information about what you do.
This is considered as a class-action lawsuit, and whoever falls under the criteria will be liable to have a fair share of the 5 Billion dollars payout, that is if the lawyers win the case against Google.
How Can I be Eligible
To know if you’re eligible, you probably need to have used the incognito mode of Google Chrome since 1st of June, 2016.
A complaint has been filed to the US District Court for the Northern District of California partnered by a law firm which has taken action due to, “Google’s unlawful and intentional interception and collection” of confidential communications without users’ consent.
Google is very clear that downloads and bookmarks in Incognito Mode will still be saved – exactly like when browsing in a non-private mode.
The search giant states browsing history, cookies, site data, and data inputted into forms will not.
But Google still monitor those searches and keeps the records, which is supposedly wrong due to its meant to be a private search and totally of the radar.
These are that things which the records are not wished to be kept by the owner and this is why Google has been sued by the lawyers, the case hasn’t been won yet, so don’t get your hopes up.
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