Google to Alert Users When Their Personal Data Appears Online

Google is committed to making the internet a safer place for its users. They recently introduced a feature that alerts Android users when their data is being tracked without their permission. They have also updated their Results for You tool, which gives you more control over your personal data that is found online.

Google’s Results About You Tool Gets More Powerful

Google announced a significant update to its Results About You tool in its latest blog post. This tool will now alert you if your personal data ends up online and help you remove it. The ability to request the removal of personal information was first introduced at Google I/O in 2022.

With this update, you can opt in to receive alerts when your personal information, such as your address, phone number, or email address, appears on Google Search. You can also easily request the removal of this data from Google with a single click using a new Dashboard interface. Additionally, Google will keep you updated as new search results containing your data appear.

Google to Alert Users When Their Personal Data Appears Online

Google has released two new features for Search: Results About You and a new SafeSearch blurring setting. Results About You allows you to see how Google uses your search history to personalize your results. It is currently only available in the United States in English, but Google plans to bring it to other locations and languages soon.

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The new SafeSearch blurring setting will blur explicit content on Search. This setting is being rolled out globally and will reach all users within this month. You will also be able to remove previously-deleted explicit content from Search if it still shows up. Additionally, Parental Controls are now directly embedded in Google Search, making it easier for parents to manage their children’s online activity.

The new Results About You tool is a major highlight of this announcement. Once it is rolled out globally, it will help you take control of the data that you share online. We will share our thoughts on this new tool once it is available to us. In the meantime, please share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.

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