Limit How Long Google Keeps Your Data With This Overdue Setting

Google put security and privacy features front and center as it kicked off this year's I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California, on Tuesday. The company went so far as to say that “security and privacy are the central theme” of its upcoming Android Q release. But let’s say you want to take some control over what data Google has about you right now. As of today, anyone with a Google account can start limiting how long their data gets stored using new settings the company announced last week. The feature allows users to set a time limit for Google to retain certain types of data, either three months or 18 months, after which the information is automatically deleted. For …

Get Google Assistant to talk in John Legend’s voice

Image: Chesnot / Getty Images It’s not every day when a tech company recommends you check out its rival’s product. But Google is being forced to do just that in Europe. To comply with an EU antitrust ruling, the tech giant will show Android users alternative browser and search engine apps on Google Play. The store will serve up two pop-ups: one for search apps, the other for browsers. For each category, users will see a list of the top five apps. Google’s blog post on the upcoming update includes an example of what the pop-ups will look like. The image shows Google search and Google Chrome at the top of each list, followed by rival products such as Mozilla’s …

30 Ways People Destroyed PETA For Criticizing Steve Irwin

The animal rights group decided to go on the attack on what would’ve been Irwin’s 57th birthday, after Google decided to honor his memory with one of their ‘doodles.’ Steve Irwin’s family run Australia Zoo, which was opened by Steve’s parents Bob and Lyn back in 1970. Steve had helped his parents since childhood to care for crocodiles and reptiles and to maintain the growing number of animals in the zoo. As Steve’s TV show grew in popularity and generated extra funds, Steve and his wife Terri put all money raised from filming and merchandise into conservation and building new exhibits. #4 #5 Steve was incredibly passionate about animals and conservation, and thought that sharing his excitement about the natural world rather than preaching to …