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Google Introduces Parental Control Tools for Web Browsing

Google Introduces Parental Control Tools for Web Browsing

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 - 08:00
Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Google Chrome, speaks during Google I/O Conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California June 28, 2012 / REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Google announced its plans to introduce a new set of tools that allow parents to observe their children's internet browsing on Google's "Chrome" browser.

This comes at a time when Google, the giant Internet service company suspended the current parental control tools in the Chrome engine, known as “censorship of Chrome users”, according to the German news agency (DPA).

Chrome Supervised Users was first launched into beta back in 2013.

The feature allowed parents to lock down the Chrome browser on a device, by blocking access to certain websites, enabling SafeSearch for filtering Google Search results and keeping a history of websites visited.

In an e-mail message to Chrome users, Google said it would stop using these tools and then introduce a new set of alternative tools that give better results in light of the information the company has collected about users’ preferences over the past four years.

Google said it will introduce the new tools to meet the needs of families later this year.

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