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Google your phone number NOW – you can finally have it removed from the search results

GOOGLE makes it easier to remove sensitive information about you from search results.

The US tech titan said on Wednesday that users can now request that their addresses and phone numbers be removed from the results.

You can now ask Google to remove your phone number, address, and other personally identifiable information from search results

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You can now ask Google to remove your phone number, address, and other personally identifiable information from search resultsPhoto credit: Getty

Email contacts and other data can also be removed from the results. The move aims to protect people’s privacy and security online.

Google has been appealing for years to remove personal information from search results.

This includes bank account details or credit card numbers that crooks could use for financial fraud.

The new, expanded policy follows years of user pressure to allow the removal of other personally identifiable information from the Internet.

“The online availability of personal contact information can be distressing,” Google wrote in a blog entry about the change.

“It can be used in harmful ways, including for unwanted direct contact or even physical harm.

“And people have given us feedback that they would like the ability to remove that type of information from searches in some cases.”

Google accepts content removal requests through his website. It takes a few days to process a request.

The company said it will evaluate all content on a page to ensure it is not restricting the availability of helpful information.

This could be the case, for example, if the information appears in a news article.

The company said it also will not remove contact information that is part of public records on government websites or official sources.

While information can be removed from search results, it must be removed from the original website in order to be deleted from the internet.

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“It’s important to remember that removing content from Google Search does not remove it from the web,” Google said.

The company added that you can request this contact the hosting site directly to have your information removed at source.


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