Google's upping their tools for a safer Search

Google - as much as we love their Androids and Gmail, primarily they are a search company.  Search has just continued to evolve since the internet evolves.  It's no longer just a simple search for a query and come up with relevant results.  Cookies, archived pages, etc... all just make the internet a huge 'mess' and Search has to make sense out of it for the user.

Today they're releasing a couple stronger tools to help with your privacy and safe Search experience.

Results About You: Last year, Google launched the Results about you tool to make it easy for people to request the removal of search results that contain their personal details, right from the Google app or however they access Search. TomorrowGoogle will announce a new dashboard that will let you know if web results with your contact information are showing up on Search. This tool will be available in the U.S. in English to start, and Google is working to bring it to new languages and locations soon.


SafeSearch Blurring Setting: SafeSearch blurring setting is rolling out for all users globally, and will, by default, blur explicit imagery on Search, such as adult, graphic or violent content. 


Personal Explicit Images: Google has long had policies that enable people to remove non-consensual explicit imagery from Search. Now, it’s building on these protections to enable people to remove from Search any of their personal, explicit images that they no longer wish to be visible in Search.  For example, if you created and uploaded explicit content to a website, then deleted it, you can request its removal from Search if it’s being published elsewhere without approval. More broadly, whether it’s for websites containing personal information, explicit imagery or any other removal requests, we’ve also updated and simplified the forms for users to submit removal requests.