Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

Google has simplified the deleting search history

Google has simplified the deleting search history

Starting today, Google is making it easier to change privacy settings related to Search.

Scroll down to the "Delete your search activity section" and tap either "Delete last hour" or "Delete all Search activity," depending on how much of your search history you want to clear.

For that reason, the lawsuit against Google states that it is being deceptive and it's even implied that Google tries to keep user attention away from the "Web & App Activity" toggle. The case against Google isn't about being "secretive" in their data-collection practice, but criticizes the company for being deceptive with their privacy toggles and switches. It's rolling out today on Search for desktop and mobile web, with a Google App launch for iOS and Android happening at some point in the next few weeks.

"Next year, we'll expand this to Maps, followed by many other Google products", Miraglia said. Deleting your search history is also not an easy thing, but now the search giant is making it easy for you to delete your search history. Now, the procedure has become easy and convenient.

Also on this page, you will find other relevant privacy settings, such as controls for ads that Google displays while you search.

Previously the best way for users to manage or review their data would have been to head to their Google Account page. Instead of hitting up your account, you'll be able to see your history every time you search for something.

Alternatively, go to Settings and select the Your data in Search option from a search results page. Google is looking to stay one step ahead of any potential privacy issues with this latest move. You can see that data in your Google account, but it's not very accessible.

Google's intention with the new account experience is to surface the data from those apps in the apps themselves.

The move comes amid increased concern about how the public's data is handled by big tech companies, most recently in the case of the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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