Google Lets you set Expiration for Location and Search Data
Google is rolling out a new account option that lets users specify how long to keep location history and web/app activity data. In addition to existing options to opt out or delete data manually, users can choose to keep data for three months or 18 months, after which it will be permanently deleted. The data in question is used for things like recommending a restaurant that you might enjoy, or helping you pick up where you left off on a previous search.
Oct 24, 2018
Google today rolled out new tools meant to give people more control over their personal data. Starting with Google Search, people will have direct access to their activity.
Mar 26, 2018
Facebook has been called out in recent days for storing, in some cases, years' worth of call logs and text messages from Android handsets. Users discovered the logs in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Aug 21, 2018
Google today unveiled a new version of Google Fit, its app for tracking fitness activities. Google says the revised app focuses on two activity goals based on recommendations made by the American Heart Association and World Health Organization: Heart Points and Move Minutes.
Feb 14, 2017
Nest today updated its camera software and mobile app for Android and iOS devices with new features and tools for keeping homes safe. In conjunction with its line of indoor and outdoor security cameras and Nest Aware, the Nest mobile app has learned to recognize doorways.