Google overhauls privacy for its users by introducing re-designed Dashboard

Google overhauls privacy for its users by introducing re-designed Dashboard

Google has re-designed its Dashboard to improve privacy for its users which will roll out globally next week.

This comes after fake traffic forced Google to issue refunds to advertisers recently and a BGM route hijack made Japan the 'land of no internet' for more than 30 minutes.

The re-design will include improved usability on touchscreens to ensure Dashboard works well on any device and made the process for downloading data much easier. Also, it will be easier to see an overview of the Google products and its data in each of them.

Google's 'Takeout' will be known as “download your data,” to enable users to download a copy of their data or export their information out of Google. While ads preferences manager is now called Ads Settings.

In a blog post Google stated: "Ad Settings is a powerful dashboard where you can control how we tailor ads to you, across the web and on YouTube. The tool has more granular controls as well. For example, if you only want to see ads related to certain types of categories, like sports or entertainment, you can add those categories and remove others.

"Building tools that help people understand the data stored with their Google Account and control their privacy is a constantly evolving effort. We’ll never stop working to refine and improve."

Google recently introduced its new augmented reality platform ARCore.

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