Google introduces new tools to protect search histories on iOS

Google on Thursday announced a pair of new tools for its flagship iOS app that adds an extra layer of protection to saved search histories and allows users to quickly delete recent search data with the tap of a button.

GoogleAnnounced in a blog post, the new search history protection feature restricts access to My Activity in the Google app. That section stores a user’s search history, or what Google calls “Web & App Activity.”When the setting is enabled, additional information like an account password or two-factor authentication is needed to view search history data. Google is positioning the feature as a good privacy practice for those who share their device with others.

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