Google Sued For $5 Billion Over Tracking Internet Use

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Google is getting sued for $5 billion. The suit claims the tech giant has been illegally tracking people’s internet use while they’re in private browsing mode, a potentially major privacy violation. The complaint was filed Tuesday in a California federal court, saying Google tracks people’s internet use and what they look up online through several different methods, even if consent isn’t given. A company spokesperson says they’ll fight the claim, but they’ve warned that some websites are still able to collect browsing info even while people are in incognito mode.