Lawsuit filed against Google for tracking users in apps even after users opted out

A lawsuit seeking class action status has alleged Alphabet Inc’s Google of recording what people are doing on hundreds of thousands of mobile apps even when they follow the company’s recommended settings for stopping such monitoring.

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The data privacy lawsuit is the second filed in two months against Google by the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner on behalf a handful of individual consumers. The firm’s clients also have included Google competitors such as Facebook Inc and Oracle Corp.

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The new complaint, filed in a US district court on Tuesday in San Jose, accuses Google of violating federal wiretap law and California privacy law by logging what users are looking at in news, ride-hailing and other types of apps despite them having turned off “Web & App Activity” tracking in their Google account settings.

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