Google faces $5 billion lawsuits in U.S. for tracking ‘private’ internet use

Google is constantly recording the activity of users with millions of mobile apps. The company was recently sued over allegations that Google collected data from certain apps, even after monitoring was turned off.

The lawsuit was filed in a U.S. district court in San Jose. Allegedly, they are violating the California Privacy Law. The allegation alleges that users are still using data in the background after turning off “Web & App Activity” and tracking from Google’s account settings in various important apps, including the Ride Sharing app.

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Google faces $5 billion lawsuits in U.S.

According to the complaint, Google is doing this through their Firebase program Note that Firebase is a type of program that is used by various app developers. It is used to store the data of any app, to give the necessary notifications that follow the user’s various clicks and behaviors. Firebase generally works within the app which users cannot see.

The lawsuit further claims that the monitoring was done in accordance with Google’s instructions, but it was not actually done. Google then uses the data from Firebase to advertise to target customers.

In March, a report said that Google is actually collecting data through Firebase and using it in advertisements.

Last month, Boies Schiller Flexner claimed that using Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode mode, users’ data was transferred to Google. Although Google protested.

Updated: November 18, 2020 — 9:28 pm

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