Enhanced Privacy Controls with Personal Information Warnings
Google’s latest announcement revolves around the introduction of new security tools in search, aimed at providing users with better control over their data privacy. With a special panel, users are now promptly warned about the discovery of personal information in search results, allowing them to request its deletion with ease.
Global Rollout of SafeSearch Explicit Image Blur
As part of its commitment to enhancing user safety, Google is planning to roll out the SafeSearch explicit image blur feature globally. Initially announced in February 2023, this filter protects users and their families from unintentionally encountering adult or violent search content. The feature will become the default setting, ensuring a safer search experience, and users will have the option to view blurred images if desired.
Empowering Users with Enhanced Personal Content Control
In addition to privacy controls and SafeSearch updates, Google empowers users by giving them more control over their explicit images or sensitive information, adds NIX Solutions. If a user had previously uploaded such content to a website and decides to remove it, they can now request its removal from Google’s search results. Google has streamlined and simplified the forms used for submitting such content removal requests.