Google redesigns its privateness and safety dashboard

eight September 2017 | four:30 pm

Google in the present day introduced a refresh of its privateness and safety dashboard, its one-stop store for checking and altering your privateness settings, opting out of personalised advertisements and seeing which third-party providers have entry to your information. This isn’t a radical change and also you’re not going to seek out any new controls right here, however the firm says that the replace is supposed to make the instruments simpler to make use of on cellular, the place it was beforehand nearly unusable.

When the Google Dashboard first launched again in 2009, it was a fairly bare-bones expertise that allow you to examine in your searches and see what number of emails you had in your inbox. Since then, it has grown into a much more complete service (no shock, on condition that Google’s product portfolio has additionally grown steadily), although privateness advocates will certainly be aware that this doesn’t cease Google from realizing lots about you.

Google additionally used in the present day’s announcement to share a variety of new metrics for the Google Dashboard, one thing the corporate doesn’t do fairly often. In response to Google’s personal information, greater than 150 million individuals have used the My Exercise tab to examine on their previous actions on numerous Google providers like Search, Maps and YouTube since this function launched final 12 months.

As well as, the corporate says that Google Takeout, its software for letting you export your information from its providers, now sees greater than 1 million exports per thirty days (I admit that’s greater than I anticipated) and that its customers have downloaded greater than an exabyte of information since its launch in 2011.

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