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Google makes it easier to manage your security

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Google has added new features to make it easier for its users to control their data. The new feature is called Your Data in Search (opens in new tab), and it allows the user to review and delete recent search activity, get quick access to the most relevant privacy controls in the Google Account, and learn more about

“When you use Google products, you generate data about your activity,” Google explains. “For Search, this data includes the terms you search for, links you interact with and other information like your current location when you search.”

Before adding the new feature, users that were searching via Google and wanted to review or manage their data needed to visit the Google Account. This way, Google claims, the entire process is simpler and more accessible.

The new feature is available on desktop and mobile web as of today. Mobile app users, both on Android and iOS, will have to wait a few extra weeks to get it. The Verge (opens in new tab) says Google is considering adding the same feature to some of its other apps like Maps next year.

This seems to be a part of a much larger effort to overhaul how users access and control their data, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation which kicked off in May, but also at a time when Google+ was shut down because of a major data leak.

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Sead Fadilpašić
Sead Fadilpašić

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.