In searches, Google by default blurs inappropriate imagery

In searches, Google by default blurs inappropriate imagery

Google has released features that are intended to, well, make using the internet safer in honour of Safer Internet Day. According to the firm, it will blur explicit photos in search results for all users as a default option in the coming months, even if they do not have SafeSearch turned on. SafeSearch filtering is already enabled for registered users under the age of 18.

If you don’t have a monitored account or are logged out and like to view butts and whatnot in search results, you may change the settings (the filter is designed to blur violent images as well). According to Google’s samples, the blur option will cover obscene pictures but not text or links. All three are covered by the filter option.

In the meanwhile, Google is beefing up the built-in password manager for Chrome and Android. According to the firm, if a user has a compatible computer, they will be able to need biometric verification before entering a stored password into a form. Google also said that users may use the functionality to “securely expose, copy, or amend passwords” kept in the password manager without first entering their primary password.

The business claims to be strengthening privacy safeguards in the Google app for iOS as well. Eventually, you’ll be able to use Face ID to lock the app and keep prying eyes away from your data.

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