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Google Maps gets incognito mode for more privacy

Although Google is known as well as other tech giants that they collect a huge amount of user data, which of course also explains the great success, but on the other hand, Google makes its users quite extensively possible to view the type of data collection, and also (at least in part) to limit.

Google Maps has also been re-evaluated for privacy, and will soon offer an incognito mode.

Google Maps gets incognito mode for more privacy

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Google Maps gets incognito mode for more privacy

Although Google is known as well as other tech giants that they collect a huge amount of user data, which of course also explains the great success, but on the other hand, Google makes its users quite extensively possible to view the type of data collection, and also (at least in part) to limit.

Google Maps has also been re-evaluated for privacy, and will soon offer an incognito mode.

Google Maps gets incognito mode for more privacy

Topic Overview

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Storage of searched places on Google Maps can be deactivated

After Google introduced an incognito mode for YouTube at the beginning of 2019, it is now up to the Google Maps mapping service to adapt the requirements of users to data protection and to align it here.

The incognito mode can be activated by the user in the settings menu of Google Maps. As a result, information such as searched and visited places is no longer stored and used for personalized advertising and search results. According to Google, the update comes first for Android, and will soon follow for iOS.

Also, the privacy settings for the language assistant Google Assistant should be easier, said Google. In the future, saved voice commands that were last given can be conveniently deleted. All you have to do is just say: “Ok Google, delete what I said last to you”.

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Although the feature with the language assistant comes in English, it should also be available in other languages in the coming months. Also, there is a new feature for the password manager, where on the one hand checks whether the password of the user in the past has ever been used for another Google Account, and also how strong the password is.

Incidentally, you can access the password manager at https://passwords.google.com/ where you can manage all passwords stored on Android and Google Chrome.

Even if you criticize the amount of data that tech companies such as Google collect, it’s exactly this data that makes the Google services we use every day possible in this quality.

The topic of data protection is becoming more and more important to us all, because more and more data is hovering around us everywhere. Therefore, it is also commendable that those who collect this data take responsibility, and provide us with the appropriate tools to (at least partially) to keep control of it.

Storage of searched places on Google Maps can be deactivated

After Google introduced an incognito mode for YouTube at the beginning of 2019, it is now up to the Google Maps mapping service to adapt the requirements of users to data protection and to align it here.

The incognito mode can be activated by the user in the settings menu of Google Maps. As a result, information such as searched and visited places is no longer stored and used for personalized advertising and search results. According to Google, the update comes first for Android, and will soon follow for iOS.

Also, the privacy settings for the language assistant Google Assistant should be easier, said Google. In the future, saved voice commands that were last given can be conveniently deleted. All you have to do is just say: “Ok Google, delete what I said last to you”.

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Although the feature with the language assistant comes in English, it should also be available in other languages in the coming months. Also, there is a new feature for the password manager, where on the one hand checks whether the password of the user in the past has ever been used for another Google Account, and also how strong the password is.

Incidentally, you can access the password manager at https://passwords.google.com/ where you can manage all passwords stored on Android and Google Chrome.

Even if you criticize the amount of data that tech companies such as Google collect, it’s exactly this data that makes the Google services we use every day possible in this quality.

The topic of data protection is becoming more and more important to us all, because more and more data is hovering around us everywhere. Therefore, it is also commendable that those who collect this data take responsibility, and provide us with the appropriate tools to (at least partially) to keep control of it.

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Michael Suhr
Michael SuhrWebdesigner / Economist
After 20 years in logistics management, I have been working as a freelance web designer and office trainer since the beginning of 2015. Incidentally, I give tips and tricks for more digital skills in my blog as time permits.

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About the author:

Michael Suhr
Michael SuhrWebdesigner / Economist
After 20 years in logistics management, I have been working as a freelance web designer and office trainer since the beginning of 2015. Incidentally, I give tips and tricks for more digital skills in my blog as time permits.

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2019-10-08T16:21:32+02:00By |Categories: Data Protection, Google, Short News|Tags: , , |