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Google vows improved user privacy, introduces 'Incognito Mode' in apps

Google has been fending off some of the growing legislative and regulatory pushes in the United States and elsewhere to regulate data privacy and other issues core to its business model


Reuters  |  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. 

Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday announced new privacy controls for its services, including "Incognito mode" for Google Maps, and published new privacy commitments for its hardware, showing how increased public scrutiny is forcing greater transparency in the Silicon Valley. The announcements were dotted throughout nearly two hours of product updates from the search giant at its annual Google I/O developers' conference. Google also launched its lowest priced smartphone yet, the Pixel 3a, and demonstrated upcoming capabilities for its virtual assistant, such as car ...

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First Published: Wed, May 08 2019. 03:10 IST