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NEW DELHI: Google’s parent company Alphabet decided to settle a hefty lawsuit after it was alleged that the tech company is spying on the private browsing data of consumers, reported Reuters.
While the exact terms of the settlement have not been disclosed, Google paid at least $5 billion (Rs 41.000 crore). Google’s lawyers said that have agreed to a binding term sheet through mediation, and expected to present a formal settlement for court approval by February 24, 2024.
A class action lawsuit was filed against Google for secretly tracking the internet use of millions of people who thought they were doing their browsing privately. However, Google said that it has reached a settlement and the lawsuit was put on hold by US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in a court in California.
The case against Google saw allegations of tracking the user data of people using the Incognito mode for browsing without their knowledge, through Google Analytics, cookies and apps.