Google Search History Privacy Protection
Google Security and Privacy Check-UpsGoogle also reiterated the company’s already existing security and privacy measures that safeguard not only a user’s Google search history, but all other information as well. In the same announcement posted on their blog, Google reminds its users that the Privacy Checkup is available. Through the Privacy Checkup, users will go through a step-by-step procedure involving key privacy settings. The Security Checkup, on the other hand, contains “personalized recommendations” that enable users to protect their data and devices. These include settings that manage third-party apps. Users can also check the strength of passwords stored in Google Password Manager.
Other Google Privacy Options and FeaturesBack in May, Google announced other privacy options and features that aim to give users control of their own data. These options and features include those for Google Photos, Google Maps, and Google Play Store. Users now have the option to protect a locked folder with a passcode in Google Photos. The tech company also introduced Location History, which lets users see places they’ve visited in their Google Maps Timeline. Location History can easily be turned off should the user wish.
The company also previously announced that its Google Play Store apps will now inform users about what data they collect. The announcement followed a similar one from Apple regarding apps in its App Store.
Written by Isabella James