Google recently announced the launch of new features that would not only provide standard cybersecurity but will also allow users to secure their personal information based on their own preferences. One such feature that will improve internet safety is the new default setting on the Google search app that will automatically blur obscene photos.
In-depth details about Google is introducing a new tool that will automatically blur naked photographs in search results
According to Google’s official blog post, the new default setting will safeguard users from unintentional exposure to explicit pictures such as pornography, violence, and images depicting blood and gore. Especially content that is dangerous to children or adults who suffer from hemophobia (fear of blood) or other phobias that can be readily triggered by such content.
Google is introducing a new blur search filter as part of its ‘SafeSearch’ tool, which serves as an automated filter for pornography and possibly unpleasant or unsuitable items. While SafeSearch filtering is currently activated by default on Google Search for users under the age of 18, the new blur filter will further obscure the explicit content that displays on Search. “When SafeSearch is turned off, you’ll receive the most relevant results for your search, which may include explicit content like images of violence,” Google writes in a blog post.
In the next months, the new SafeSearch version will be rolled out to all Google queries. Users will be able to prevent their families from accidentally viewing pornographic pictures on Search thanks to the new upgrade.
Notably, the update will be added as a new setting, blurring explicit search photos if they appear in search results while SafeSearch filtering is not enabled. Google will make this new setting the default for users who do not already have the SafeSearch filter enabled. It will also provide the option to change settings at any moment based on their preferences.
In addition, Google is implementing additional privacy safeguards and features throughout its platform to keep consumers secure online. Let’s take a look at some other privacy features that will keep you safe online.
Google’s password manager is getting a biometric authentication option. Users will now be required to validate their identity before entering the saved password. Users can utilise the password manager in Chrome and Android to disclose, copy, or edit saved passwords without having to input their computer password repeatedly. To access saved passwords, users must currently enter their system password. While the authentication appears to be secure, it can be dangerous if someone knows your device’s password. As a result, no one else will be able to access your important password information with Biometric authentication.
Google previously integrated a biometric authentication feature to Chrome’s Incognito tabs. When the fingerprint lock for Incognito tabs is enabled, users may keep their private browsing searches safe from prying eyes. This function will assist customers who unintentionally leave their phone unattended and someone attempts to view their Incognito search.
Users will be able to instantly remove the last 15 minutes of saved search history from their account using this function. This will not only save consumers the trouble of removing search history one by one, but it will also preserve users’ search history if they have signed into someone else’s machine.
Google will soon allow iPhone users to use Face ID as a security wall for Google apps. This will prevent others from opening your Google app and accessing your data if they gain access to your phone and password.