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Google's Incognito Mode Isn't As Private As It Sounds — Here's What You Need To Know

An IT security expert weighs in on how to actually keep your data private.

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When you open Google Chrome and click incognito mode, do you think your data is hidden? That websites can’t track what you search, that your internet service provider (ISP) can’t see which sites you're visiting? If you answered yes to any of those, you’d be sorely mistaken. Google is caught up in a $5B lawsuit over the actual level of privacy offered by its incognito feature. A U.S. judge allowed the class action to move forward over claims that incognito mode may have lulled users into a false sense of privacy while continuing to collect their data.

Published on MTL Blog.


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