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A Multi Billion Dollar Lawsuit Might Prompt Google to Change the Incognito Tab

Google Chrome has tried to facilitate private browsing through its Incognito tab, a feature that is prevalent throughout most browsers that are currently out there because of the fact that this is the sort of feature that could potentially end up allowing users to surf the web relatively anonymously. However, it is important to note that there is a lawsuit pending that might prompt Google to make certain changes which would make the Incognito tab quite different from what we are currently used to.

This might come from a misunderstanding around what people expect the incognito tab to do with all things having been considered and taken into account. Many might assume that using this tab would make it so that they would not get tracked online, but the incognito tab does not perfectly do anything of the sort. The only thing that the tab does is that it removes your browsing history and all information entered into forms as soon as you close the incognito tab. Sites will still know that you have visited them and your browsing activity can still be monitored by your ISP or your employer or school if you are on their network.

In an attempt to educate people about this, Google is planning to change the information that is presented to you in the incognito tab when first opened. As per TechDows, Google is testing this feature on Chrome Canary version on mobile devices, while we spotted a flag for the same feature on Desktop devices as well named "Revamped Incognito New Tab Page", (which can be accessed by visiting this link chrome://flags/#incognito-ntp-revamp). Soon you will be able see two improved separate lists that will talk about what using incognito can do and what it can’t do. Users should definitely know what they are getting into when they make use of a particular service, and Google is liable if users get the impression that they would obtain more anonymity than is currently possible for them so it makes sense that the search engine provider will make these changes to protect itself in the future.
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