Texas Police News.jpg



AG Paxton Amends Google Lawsuit to Include “Incognito Mode”
Austin, TX
More Today's News:
ߦ   AG Paxton Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Florida’s Ban on Sanctuary Cities
ߦ   AG Paxton Launches Investigation Against Twitter for Potentially Deceiving Texas Consumers, Texas Businesses Over Fake Bot Accounts
ߦ   Attorney General Paxton’s Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit Locates Woman who has Been Missing for Over 40 years, Shortly After Creating the Unit
ߦ   Beyond The Call of Duty - End of Watch - Ride to Remember
ߦ   Daily Police Report
ߦ   Friendswood Police Activity Report
ߦ   Fugitive of The Week
ߦ   PTSD Awareness Month: Providing Aid to Police Officers
ߦ   Twelfth Defendant Sentenced in Dog-Fighting, Drug Distribution Ring
ߦ   Automaker to Pay Approximately $300 Million in Criminal Penalties
ߦ   Court in the Community/Warrant Forgiveness event set for June 11
ߦ   Fireworks Display Permit Deadlines
ߦ   Fort Bend County Opens Emergency Operations Center
ߦ   HPOU Calls Out Black Activist Lawyer
ߦ   Police Make Bogus Tag Bust Tied to Social Media Ads
ߦ   Police News Links
ߦ   Police Officer Arrested
ߦ   Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan Establishes Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting, Issues Additional Charges to House Committees
ߦ   U.S. Capitol Police Officer Indicted on Federal Charges for Georgetown Hit-And-Run Traffic Crash and Cover-Up
ߦ   Coast Guard assists 33 aboard adrift passenger vessel off Galveston

Search Archives:

 AUSTIN –Attorney General Paxton filed an amended petition that adds Google’s Incognito mode to his previous geolocation-related lawsuit against the Big Tech giant. Incognito mode or “private browsing” is a web browser function that implies to consumers that Google will not track your search history or location activity. 

This is General Paxton’s fifth lawsuit against Google, and in it Texas argues that the company misled consumers by tracking their personal location without consent, and in many cases continued to track them after the feature was disabled by users, all of which constitute a violation of the Texas’ Deceptive Trade Practices Act. While Texas consumers were under the impression they were not being tracked, Google continued to use their private location information to boost company profits. The State now alleges that Google’s representations that users can avoid having their internet search and activity history recorded by using Incognito Mode are similarly misleading. 

“Google claims to give users control and to respect their choice but in reality, regardless of the settings users select, the Big Tech giant is still hard at work collecting and monetizing the location and other personal information that users seek to keep private,” said Attorney General Paxton. “I am not going to let Google succeed in deceiving Texans.”   

To read the amended lawsuit click here. 

Post a comment
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
© 1999-2022 The Police News. All rights reserved.