Google Announces Maps Incognito Mode and More Privacy Controls

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Today, Google announces a plethora of new security and privacy features: Incognito mode for Google Maps, automatic removal of your YouTube history, voice privacy controls in Google Assistant, and password verification built into the Google Maps Manager. Google passwords.

First step: Google Maps will soon be in Incognito mode. Google announced that it would start running on Android later this month, and that support for iPhone and iPad would soon be available. Just like with Incognito in YouTube, you can search for places in Google Maps and view them without these places being added to your history. They will not be used to personalize your experience.

When this feature becomes available, you will be able to tap your profile picture and activate Incognito mode. Google has not specified whether this feature would be available on the Google Maps for PC website, but you can still open Google Maps in a Chrome browser window.

Automatic removal of YouTube history.Google

The automatic YouTube removal feature is already available. It is already available for the location history of your Google Account. web and application activity. When you activate it for your YouTube HistoryGoogle can automatically delete your YouTube watch and search history every 3 or 18 months, depending on your choice.

You will enjoy some of the benefits of customization, but YouTube will not build a long history of your interests.

Delete what you said to Google Assistant via voice.Google

Google Assistant has better voice controls. Rather than rummaging through the Google app or website to remove what you said to the wizard, you can now say "Hey Google, delete the last thing I told you" or "Hey Google, delete everything I told you last week. "

Google says this feature will arrive in English next week and in other languages ​​next month.

Verification of the password in the password manager of Google.Google

Google password manager is better too. Verify the password arrives in the password manager of Google on the Web. Like similar features in password managers like LastPass and 1Password, it will ask you what passwords are low, which you have reused on multiple websites, and have been discovered to be compromised by a data breach. You know what passwords you should consider changing.

The password features are coming in the month of cybersecurity awareness, which is apparently October. A Google / Harris poll found that 66% of Americans reused the same password for multiple sites and only 12% used a password manager. It's nice to see Google's password manager become more and more capable.

Google also indicates that the password verification feature will be available on Chrome later this year. If one of your usernames or passwords has been leaked during a known data breach, Chrome notifies you and suggests that you change your password. In other words, Google builds its Password Checkup extension in Chrome.

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