Google improved privacy controls for consumers and introduce a site on Monday, that replies FAQs (frequently asked questions) in response to increasing concerns over how Google collects and utilizes its huge amounts of information.
The search giant has transformed the way in which users can keep control of their security and privacy setting across Google. The brand new ‘My account’ webpage aims to deliver more context around your security decisions about Google’s services. Just like, the ‘security checkup’ procedure will run you over configurations like whether Web and user account action are being logged, or whether user want to save a YouTube ‘watch’ history.
The security checkup runs you over what data Google is displaying and storing through its services, and enables you to switch it off or on. And keep in mind, if you switch off data history entirely, you will need to individually clear your prevailing history.
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Guemmy Kim, product manager at Google said in his blog post, “We’ve all been there at some point or another … You just lost your phone and want to wipe your personal information. You attend an event, and you want to share your photos with some people (but not everyone). You hesitate as you download another app that’s asking for a lot of information. Every day, we make choices that affect our privacy and security online. Most people, however, don’t feel they have the right level of control to make these important decisions. We also explain how we show relevant ads without selling your personal information, how encryption and spam filtering help keep your data safe, and how your information helps customize your experience on Google.”
The Giant’s included prompt access to its Advert setting tool too, which enables you to tailor adverts or opt out of customized ads altogether.
Although the step is a smart one for a firm that’s ran by advertising money and often comes below fire for its usage practices and data collection. It looks Google now is trying to equalize those concerns by providing a single place for keeping tabs of users privacy and security settings. It should allow Google to not come under hot water that much often, again. A good move if we think like a typical user, transparency and honest is always preferred.