Google updates Chrome incognito terms to clarify privacy limits after $5 billion lawsuit

Google updated the disclosures for its Chrome browser weeks after settling a class-action lawsuit accusing it of lying about not tracking users through incognito mode.

Incognito mode, a setting in Chrome advertised as allowing users to browse privately, was the focus of a $5 billion lawsuit in 2020, in which users alleged that the settings did not afford as much privacy as Google said. After settling the lawsuit last week, Google has clarified the language on its browser to note the limits of incognito mode.

“Others who use this device won’t see your activity, so you can browse more privately. This won’t change how data is collected by websites you visit and the services they use, including Google. Downloads, bookmarks and reading list items will be saved,” the text of the incognito window now states, as spotted by MSPoweruser. (The
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