Google to delete search data of millions who used ‘incognito’ mode

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Google will destroy “billions of data records” of peoples’ private browsing history as part of a settlement disclosed on Monday over the company’s web-tracking practices. Matt Slocum/AP

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Google will destroy the private browsing history of millions of people who used “incognito” mode in its Chrome browser as a part of a settlement filed to federal court on Monday in a case over the company’s secret tracking of web activity.

For years, Google simply informed users of Chrome’s internet browser that “you’ve gone Incognito” and “now you can browse privately,”

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