Google rolls out new privacy features to help users stay safe online

Online safety and security is always top of mind for Google. Today, the company announced new ways to help users stay in control of their personal information, privacy and online safety, including:  

  • Results About You: Last year, Google launched the Results about you tool to make it easy for people to request the removal of search results that contain their personal details, right from the Google app or however they access Search. TomorrowGoogle will announce a new dashboard that will let you know if web results with your contact information are showing up on Search. This tool will be available in the U.S. in English to start, and Google is working to bring it to new languages and locations soon. 
  • SafeSearch Blurring Setting: SafeSearch blurring setting is rolling out for all users globally, and will, by default, blur explicit imagery on Search, such as adult, graphic or violent content.
  • Personal Explicit Images: Google has long had policies that enable people to remove non-consensual explicit imagery from Search. Now, it’s building on these protections to enable people to remove from Search any of their personal,  explicit images that they no longer wish to be visible in Search.  For example, if you created and uploaded explicit content to a website, then deleted it, you can request its removal from Search if it’s being published elsewhere without approval. More broadly, whether it’s for websites containing personal information, explicit imagery or any other removal requests, we’ve also updated and simplified the forms for users to submit removal requests. 

For more information and details please read the Google Blog post here

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