Sunday, April 21, 2024

Google expanding SafeSearch by blurring explicit images by default

As part of Safer Internet Day, Google is releasing a variety of security features to better protect people as they browse the internet. Chief among these, the SafeSearch filter for underaged users, is expanding and will become a default setting for all.

This means Google Search will automatically blur explicit images appearing in search results even if you don’t have the filter enabled. The reason for the expansion, according to the company (opens in new tab), is to make sure that users, especially minors, don’t inadvertently run into explicit content on Search. Users will be able to either disable the new blur at any time or make it stricter.


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