Google to give people more power over their personal data
At Google’s I/O developer conference on Tuesday, the company announced new privacy measures including the ability for people to quickly delete the last 15 minutes of their search history, a new photos folder that is locked with password protection on Pixel and other Android devices and reminders on location tracking in Google Maps.
There will also be an improved password manager designed to be used across devices, and will alert users when a password they use is found in a data breach. This is something other password managers had been doing, but it is now integrated into Chrome.
New privacy controls on Android include keeping a history of which apps access the camera, microphone or location, as well as the ability to block some apps’ access to those functions, and only provide an approximate location to apps.