For example, if you have auto-delete controls enabled you can have Google continuously and automatically whitewash your search history along with other Web and App history after 3 months, 18 months, or 36 months. For new accounts, the default auto-delete option is 18-months although you can always decide to customize it to a shorter or longer time.
Google is also offering a Privacy Checkup as it walks you through settings step-by-step. When done, a stroll over to Security Checkup will give you personal recommendations that allow you to see how strong your defenses are. For example, you can see which third-party apps have access to your account data and learn which passwords in your Google Password Manager are weak.
You’ll also be warned if any of those passwords have been compromised and whether you’ve used some of them multiple times across several sites. Thanks to the use of encryption, hackers and bad actors won’t be able to see what you are searching for. And Google says that it never sells to third parties any of the search information that you have generated.
“And our teams and systems are hard at work keeping dangerous and malicious sites from showing up in Google Search,” says Google. “Every day, our systems detect over 40 billion pages of spam, which we block from appearing in Search. It’s all part of our work to make Google the safer way to search.”