To give users more control over their online privacy, Google has released a number of new updates for Maps, YouTube and Google Assistant.
Initially, the Search Giant adds an incognito mode to Maps. Google added the feature to YouTube earlier this year and it will be launched on Google Maps. When a user activates incognito mode in Maps, their activity on the device they are using, such For example, the places you're looking for are not stored in their Google Account and are no longer used to personalize their Maps experience.
Activating the new feature is also easy and can be done by tapping your profile photo. The incognito mode in Maps can be deactivated at any time if a user wants to receive restaurant recommendations, information about his shuttle service or other functions specially tailored to him.
Google has announced an automatic deletion feature that will remove a user's location history and web and app activity earlier this year. The feature was so well received that the company decided to bring it to YouTube. Now users can set a period of three to 18 months, and the service automatically deletes the browsing and viewing history.
Google Assistant also receives an update that allows users to understand and manage the data their personal assistants store. In the coming weeks, users can delete data from their account by asking the wizard to do so, such as "Hey, google, delete everything I told you last week."
Earlier this year, Google released the Password Checkup Chrome extension, which scans the Web for usernames and passwords obtained from hackers and tells users which ones match them. The extension is very popular and has been downloaded 1 million times.
Now Google is building on this technology to recognize the Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The company recently launched password verification on users' Google Accounts to check all their stored passwords with a single click on security threats.
By the end of the year, the Password Checkup extension will even be integrated with Chrome to automatically protect users' information on the Internet.
As users' expectations for security and privacy change, Google is making a concerted effort to protect its users from the growing threats to the Internet and to help them better manage their data online.
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