Google now lets you delete recent search history and hide photos
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Google now lets you delete recent search history and hide photos

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We believe that protecting your privacy starts with the world's most advanced security. Seems like every day we hear about another cyber attack that puts emails and personal data at risk. To keep our users safe, everything we build is secure by default. Each of our products is protected with advanced AI driven technologies. In fact, every day, Gmail automatically blocks more than 100 million phishing attempts. Google Photos, encrypts 4 billion photos and Google Play protect run security scans on 100 billion installed apps around the world. But the single most common security vulnerability today is still bad passwords. Consumer research has shown that two thirds of people admit to using the same password across accounts, which multiplies their risk. Ultimately, we're on a mission to create a password free future. That's why no one is doing more than we are to advance phone based authentication. And in the meantime, we're focused on helping everyone use strong unique passwords for every account. Our Password Manager creates, remembers, saves in autofills passwords for you It's already used by over half a billion people. But we want to free everyone from password pain. That's why today we're announcing four new upgrades that make our password manager more helpful. First, we're making it easier than ever to get started with a simple tool that imports password saved and other password managers. Next, we'll have deeper integration across both Chrome and Android. So your secure passwords go with you from sites to apps. Third, automatic password alerts will let you know. If we detect any of your saved passwords have become compromised in a third-party breach. And lastly, what I'm especially excited about. Quick Fix feature in Chrome, where the assistant will help you navigate directly to your compromised accounts and change your passwords in seconds. Our continued investment in our password manager makes it just one of the many ways Google is the safer way to sign into anything online. [BLANK_AUDIO] Another core principle is ensuring that each of our products is private by design. This Means continuously making thoughtful decisions about when, how, and why data is used in our products, including data that's used for us. Our principles drive us to draw strict line between what's in and what's out. For example, we never sell your personal information to anyone. We never use the content you store and apps like Gmail photos and drive for ads purposes. And we never use sensitive information to personalize ads. Like health, race, religion, or sexual orientation. It's simply off limits. And while we've always believed that ads play an important role in supporting a free and open web for everyone, we're equally committed to making the web more private and secure. Through the open source privacy sandbox initiative, we're collaborating with publishers, content creators, advertisers, and industry organizations like the W3C to develop new privacy preserving solutions that will shape the future of online advertising. [BLANK_AUDIO] Making our products private by design also drives us to build groundbreaking computing technologies. That enable personalized experiences while protecting your private information. [BLANK_AUDIO] One technology we've been pioneering is differential privacy, which allows us to use large aggregated datasets while guaranteeing that your individual data can never be identified as yours. [BLANK_AUDIO] No one has scaled the use of differential privacy more than we have To help developers everywhere use differential privacy, we created the world's largest open source library of differentially private algorithms, which has advanced so many important fields from cancer research to census analytics. [BLANK_AUDIO] Another important technology is federated learning. Invented here at Google in 2016. It enables machine learning models to be trained centrally, without any raw data leaving your device. And since building an energy board and messages, we've saved people countless hours of typing with helpful suggestions. This is just one of the ways we build for privacy everywhere that computing happens both in the cloud And on device. Speaking of devices to make billions of Android phones private by design, we developed androids private compute core. It's uniquely open source, and designed to privately process and protect sensitive data. It powers features like live caption Without sharing audio data with Google or any other apps, no one else offers this kind of technically enforced, verifiable privacy. And the Android team will be coming up an event to share more. These are just a few of the ways we're building the most advanced privacy preserving technologies into our products. To keep your data private, safe and secure. We know that a big part of feeling safe online is having control over your data. Privacy is personal. So we build powerful privacy and security settings that let people choose what's right for them. You can find them in your Google account. We saw over 3 billion visits last year. We also know that some controls are most helpful when they're built right into the app. Like when we added an incognito mode and search maps and YouTube. Today, we're announcing a few new controls that you'll see in our most popular apps. For example, people tell us they sometimes wish they could easily delete the last thing they searched, and we heard you. So now just tap your profile picture to access your menu, and immediately delete recent search history from your account. [BLANK_AUDIO] We're also working to make privacy controls more accessible in maps. Now when you see places you visited in your timeline will remind you that it's because you turn on location history, which you can easily turn off right there on your timeline. And lastly, we're rolling out locked folder and photos, first on Google pixels and coming to more Android devices throughout the year. Photos you add to this passcode protected space are saved separately, so they won't show up as you scroll through Google Photos or any other apps on your device. This feature would have been helpful for me last year when we surprised our kids with a new puppy and we needed to hide the photos before we brought splash home. As Sundar said, there's nothing more important than keeping you safe online. building products that are secure by default, private by design, and that give you control is how we ensure that every day you're safer with Google

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