Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Google removes phone numbers and addresses from search results upon request

Google has long received requests to remove certain personal user information from search results, but this option has now become even more useful.


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The company has expanded this policy to allow users to request the removal of contact information such as phone numbers, email addresses, and physical addresses.

In addition, you may ask Google to remove your credentials for logging in to websites and services if they appear in queries.

Google has previously offered limited content removal options, in cases of doxxing, as well as questionable details about bank details and credit cards.

The company points out that all requests will go through a process of processing and review, in order to ensure that they are authentic, and data related to public administration and offices will not be removed.


Google continues its efforts to protect user privacy. This time the attempt is to discourage doxxers, those who harass or spy on others and who have so far used a quick search on Google to reach their targets.







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