Google scans and removes saved user links

For quite some time now, the του Google έχουν την επιλογή να αποθηκεύουν συνδέσμους σαν συλλογές χρησιμοποιώντας το Google . The feature, unrelated to the Bookmarks feature, can be compared to Microsoft Edge's Collections feature or sites like Pinterest.

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Signed in Google users can check collections and their saved data on the web. There, there are options to manage and also to add new links to a collection. Most Google users come into contact with the service when using the Google app on Android.

The same service can also store data from other Google applications, such as Google Maps. If the app is used to store locations, all of these places and collections are displayed in the Google Saved service.

A report from Torrentfreak though tells us that Google has started removing data from user collections. According to the information provided, Google appears to remove cached data if it has been blocked from Google Search.

The most common reason for blocking items on Google Search is a DCMA takedown notice. Google removes URLs from the search engine when it receives such takedown notices. Common examples include URLs that point to distribution sites (torrent sites) or other specific elements, e.g. a movie, music album, or game, available for sharing.

So Torrentfreak received an email from a Google user who said the company removed his data from a collection he had saved.
However, attempts to reproduce this behavior using a Google account were unsuccessful. Google didn't stop torrenting links from being added to a collection and didn't remove them afterwards. Although that may happen later.

A possible explanation for all this could be that Google only removes links in certain areas.

Not all DCMA takedown requests require blanket takedowns, and there is also the issue of local laws that may protect user data. The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns

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