Google Increases User Privacy Controls

Google has increased privacy controls for users and rolled out a website on Monday that answers frequently asked questions. The website is in response to increasing concern over how the search giant collects and uses its massive amounts of data. Users have been able to control certain privacy settings for months or years, such as whether to save web browser and location history, which is also used in targeted advertising. Now users will be able to use My Account, which provides a privacy checkup and security checkup, or lists where people can check off which data they want to be public and private. But Reuters says managing the controls is confusing and time consuming because the settings are in various places across the web that are not always easy to find.



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