OAN’s Abril Elfi
2:20 PM – Thursday, August 3, 2023
On Thursday, Google announced three new feature updates that will help users have more control and accessibility to their personal information that comes up in the search engine.
One of the upgrades added notifies users if their personal information appears in a Google Search and permits them to easily remove it, if desired.
“In the coming days, we’ll be rolling out a new dashboard that will let you know if web results with your contact information are showing up on Search,” Romain said. “Then, you can quickly request the removal of those results from Google — right in the tool. We’ll also notify you when new results from the web containing your contact info pop up in Search, to give you added peace of mind.”
Another one of the new updates consists of the automatic blurring of explicit images that appear in the search engine. Google said in a press release that the intention of this feature is to help “protect families from inadvertently encountering explicit imagery on Search.”
It is also important to note that the information will only be removed from the search engine and not from the source.
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