The ‘SAFE SEARCH’ function can be disabled in the browser’s settings by users who do not want explicit image results to be blurred.
All pictures of violence or sexuality that are found in Google search results will now be blurred as part of a new ‘SafeSearch’ update. This update, which was initially scheduled for February, is now available to all Google users everywhere.
This image blurring option will be enabled by default for all users, even those who do not have ‘SafeSearch’ enabled, thus users who do not want their browser to blur explicit image results will need to disable the feature in their browser’s settings.
In accordance with Google’s broader “Google Search Initiative,” which aims to “help you stay in control of your personal information, privacy, and online safety,” the company has released a new SafeSearch tool.
As part of this effort, Google has just unveiled a new fantastic tool called the “results about you” dashboard, which lets you ask Google to hide certain results about you, such as those that contain explicit images or private information.
To make things easier for parents who aren’t particularly tech-savvy, Google has integrated parental controls right into the search interface as part of its efforts to make searching safer for kids.
Google is continuing to improve the security of its search engine and is adding artificial intelligence features to better compete with browsers like Microsoft Edge. Google’s AI search, now rolling out in India and Japan, will provide precise textual or graphic results and even summaries in response to user queries.