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Google has settled a $5 billion lawsuit over ‘private mode’ tracking.

The class action demanded at least $5 billion (£3.9 billion) from Alphabet, the world’s leading search engine.

Large technology businesses’ actions have come under growing scrutiny in the United States and others.

Lawyers for Google and its users did not immediately reply to demands for comment from the BBC.

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Google will pay $700 million to settle an antitrust case.
On Thursday, US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers postponed the case’s scheduled trial in California after lawyers announced a preliminary deal.

Judge Rogers had earlier this year rejected Google’s request to dismiss the lawsuit, stating that she did not agree that users consented to Google collecting information on their browsing activity.

The settlement details were not disclosed. Lawyers are scheduled to propose a formal settlement for approval by the court by February 2024.


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