Plaintiffs in a California court case alleging Google illegally tracked consumers when they used “incognito mode” in its Chrome web browser can question Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, a federal judge ruled Monday. The suit filed last year by three users seeking $5 billion says Google invaded consumers’ privacy by collecting information about their browsing despite their use of the private mode....
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Senators Target Google With New Bill to Break Its Grip on Murky Ad Tech Market
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators that has been trying to rein in Google and other big tech companies plans to introduce a bill that would regulate the shadowy world of online ads more like how the government regulates Wall Street. The draft bill, aiming to prevent potential conflicts of interest, would effectively force Google to sell or spin off major parts of its dominant advertising...
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