Aug 15, 2013 (05:08 AM EDT)
Google Search: 5 New Ways To Get More Personal
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On Wednesday, the company said that it plans to provide responses to a specific set of queries with personalized answers culled from data stored in other Google services, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google+, and Google Drive.
Google product manager Roy Livne in a blog post said that over the next few days, the company will update Google Search for all U.S. English-speaking desktop, smartphone and tablet users to make it easier to get answers to certain queries, whether typed or spoken.
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Google is currently presenting this kind of information using Google Now Cards, but it distributes those unbidden, when its algorithms deem delivery appropriate. By building this functionality into Google Search, the company is also making Google Now-style responses available on-demand.
The new options include:
Google insists the data it's pulling from your other Google services is secure and encrypted, but if that's not enough of a reassurance, you can disable the service for a single session via the globe icon that appears at the top of search results pages. The service can be disabled permanently through the "Private results" section in search settings.