According to the BBC, the California District Court announced that a settlement was reached in the lawsuit alleging that Google violated the privacy of its users.

Presiding Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers announced that Google has agreed to pay $5 billion in damages to the plaintiffs.

The lawsuit was filed in 2020 by the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner, claiming that Google cookies continued to track users' web browsing activities even after they enabled incognito mode on Chrome.

On the other hand, Google Spokesperson Jose Castaneda noted that they will vigorously defend themselves through legal means while denying these allegations.

Castaneda argued that the incognito mode in Chrome offers the option to browse the internet without being saved to the browser or device, but every time a new incognito tab is opened, websites can collect information about browsing activities.

Judge Rogers rejected Google's application to dismiss the case last year.

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In early December, Google agreed to pay $700 million in an antitrust lawsuit against the Android app store Google Play Store, accusing it of suppressing competition.