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Technology Google rolls out updated privacy tools for YouTube, Maps

16:51  02 october  2019
16:51  02 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

The Google Maps feature we’ve been waiting for is finally available to all Android users

  The Google Maps feature we’ve been waiting for is finally available to all Android users Announced initially at Google I/O back in May, Google Maps incognito mode finally hit testing in early October when Google announced several privacy-enhancing features. Incognito mode on Google Maps is a welcome privacy addition to the popular app, allowing users to untie some of their Google Maps activity from their Google accounts. And now, the feature is finally available to everyone using the navigation app on an Android device. GoogleGoogle updated a support document to announce that Maps Incognito is now available on Android. You can enable incognito mode in the Maps app any time you want with a simple swipe over your account avatar in the top right corner of the app, as seen in the animation below.

Google is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings. The company and other tech giants are facing increased scrutiny over the amount of Now, YouTube users will be able to set their search and viewing histories to auto-delete after a set period of time. Google Maps will have an

Google is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings. Interested in Google ? Add Google as an interest to stay up to date on the Now, YouTube users will be able to set their search and viewing histories to auto-delete after a set period of time. Google Maps will have an incognito

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings.

FILE - This July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Employee activism and outside pressure have pushed big tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Google promising to slash their carbon emissions. But there's another thing these tech giants aren't cutting: Their growing business ties to the oil and gas industry. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) © Provided by The Associated Press FILE - This July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Employee activism and outside pressure have pushed big tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Google promising to slash their carbon emissions. But there's another thing these tech giants aren't cutting: Their growing business ties to the oil and gas industry. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The company and other tech giants are facing increased scrutiny over the amount of data they collect from their users. Google and Facebook both debuted new privacy tools this year.

Google is testing Incognito Mode for Maps

Google is testing Incognito Mode for Maps Google has rolled out Incognito Mode to Maps' preview group for testing, so you may not have to wait that long to be able to use it. The feature was one of the privacy-focused tools Google promised at I/O earlier this year along with Incognito Mode for Search. Like the version of the feature on Chrome, it can make sure that any location or direction you look up doesn't get associated with your Google account. According to DroidLife, testers received an email about the rollout that says: "Use Incognito Mode when you don't want your activity -- like the places you search for or navigate to -- to be saved to your Google account.

Google is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings. The company and other tech giants are facing increased scrutiny over the amount of Now, YouTube users will be able to set their search and viewing histories to auto-delete after a set period of time. Google Maps will have an

Users of Google 's popular Gmail and other G Suite apps are getting a new set of privacy and security controls. TechRepublic senior writer Dan Patterson

Now, YouTube users will be able to set their search and viewing histories to auto-delete after a set period of time.

Google Maps will have an incognito mode, which means a user's movements won't be recorded when it's turned on. It will be available on Android this month. Google did not give an exact date for iOS.

Google also says people will be able to delete their voice histories from artificial intelligence system Assistant using a voice command.

It is also adding a way for users to check their passwords via a password manager to make sure they are still secure.

Google Maps is about to receive a feature we’ve all been waiting for .
It took a significant location tracking scandal for Google to actually do something about the user’s privacy when it comes to location tracking. 

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