Surely it’s not comfortable for many people to see their phone number, email address, as well as other personal info in Google’s search results. But the good news is that the tech giant finally gives you the opportunity to stop that, according to AndroidAuthority.com.
If you’re one of those willing to see their personal info eliminated from Google’s search results, all you have to do is submit your demand to the company itself. You’ll also need to arm yourself with patience, as it will take a few days until Google will solve your demand.
Google made the announcement in a blog post, and it reads:
Under this new policy expansion, people can now request removals of additional types of information when they find it in Search results, including personal contact information like a phone number, email address, or physical address. The policy also allows for the removal of additional information that may pose a risk for identity theft, such as confidential log-in credentials, when it appears in Search results.
Google also promises to evaluate all the content present on the webpage to make sure that other information that’s useful doesn’t get eliminated. News articles represent a good example.
Google’s search engine is used by an overwhelming number of people worldwide – by pretty much everybody who is connected to the internet. Perhaps after Elon Musk’s plan to provide internet connectivity to as many remote parts of the world as possible through the Starlink program, even more people than ever before will be using the renowned search engine owned by Google.
We would like to know your own opinion on the subject. How do you think Google’s decision will impact the users? Are you delighted about it or not? Feel free to comment!