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Google’s Employees Slight Company Over How ‘Incognito Mode’ Is Not So Secretive


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Google Chrome’s ‘Incognito Mode’ has been a safety net for users everywhere to avoid being tracked by their internet activities. Unfortunately for the uninitiated, the company is currently facing a lawsuit suggesting that “private browsing” may not be so private.

At the heart of it, some of its workers are even joking about how misleading the function may be.

In reality, Incognito Mode only removes the ability for others on the same device to view your activity online, and its primary function is to delete your browser history and cookies. However, it allegedly does not hide your IP address or stop Google and its advertising partners from tracking and extracting your data.

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