Google receives another lawsuit this year.
While the European Union continuously scrutinizes Facebook over data scandal, here comes Google facing a collective UK lawsuit from more than four million people.
Google is facing another lawsuit. More than four million UK iPhone users filed a lawsuit against the most visited website around the world for allegedly tracking browsing their data without their knowledge.
According to reports, the lawsuit could cost Google £3.2 Billion ($4.29 billion). Google You Owe Us— the group the represented the iPhone users, suggested that if the iPhone users win this case, they could receive up to 750 pounds ($1,006).
The accusation was about Google allegedly bypassing the privacy settings of Apple’s Safari browser on iPhones between August 2011 and February 2012 to divide people into categories for advertisers. Richard Lloyd is leading this collective lawsuit.
This is not the first time that Google receives a lawsuit this year. Just in the first half of this year, Google already received lawsuits about racial discrimination, pay discrimination, gender discrimination, and the Java lawsuit from Oracle. The latest lawsuit is from the Google You Owe Us.
With all these lawsuits about invasion of privacy, this makes everyone question whether every internet user does really get protection from websites they signed up to. The fact that big companies such as Facebook and Google were accused of such sensitive issues make people worry about the information that they’ve shared on other sites as well.
These issues really create a demand for a decentralized system wherein every user’s information are being protected and are not given to third-party entities for profit.
This is why more people are becoming interested in Decenternet. Decenternet is an alternative P2P permanent hyperspeed neutral decentralized internet infrastructure platform that proliferates net neutrality, protects your privacy, and removes the influence of corrupt intermediaries without having to ask for permission from any central organization.
Now the question is, do you still feel safe giving your personal information to sites like Google and Facebook?