Google’s Incognito is a Misleading Feature

google's incognito is a misleading feature

Even though we should all be aware that nothing on the Internet is truly private, a recent lawsuit against Google may clarify how deceptive Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode is. Google Incognito is a Misleading Feature

Court records have revealed conversations between Google employees who have made fun of their company’s misleading features due to a new lawsuit against them. It’s time to “make Incognito Mode truly private,”.

Most individuals might mistakenly think that using Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode will allow you to browse the web anonymously, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. 

Incognito Mode continues to follow and collect your data, allowing some ad partners to view it. Perhaps for this reason, even though you swear you browsed such products in Incognito Mode, you still see adverts for embarrassing goods.

Your IP address isn’t concealed either, so that you can ignore the “Incognito” feature. Only your history and cookies can be hidden using Incognito Mode.

Although Google has been using “hedging language” to make Incognito appear more private than it actually is and that the “private browsing” angle is a ruse, Google isn’t entirely at fault. Users consent to have their data tracked whenever requested, and the company clearly outlines Incognito’s terms in the small print.

You consent to record your data when you launch the Google Chrome app and browse in regular or Incognito Mode. You cannot hide from Big Brother when browsing R-18 pages incognito. 

But outside of Chrome, you might be able to obtain total anonymity. Brave and Tor may be better options if you’re seeking a genuinely private browser to conduct your investigation. 

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