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Google Announces New Privacy Tools, Drops Price of New Pixel Phone

谷歌宣布新的隐私安全工具 降低新Pixel手机价格

Google has announced new privacy tools designed to help protect personal data. It has also launched a much lower-cost Pixel phone. The announcements came on the first day of Google's I/O 2019 conference in Mountain View, California.

谷歌已经宣布了用于保护个人数据安全新隐私的新型安全工具。谷歌也发行了一种价格超低的Pixel手机。该信息是由谷歌在加利福利亚州山景城举办的2019年谷歌开发者大会的第一天宣布的。

Google officials said the new privacy tools would be added to many of the company's products.

谷歌发言人称新的隐私工具将被添加到公司的很多产品中去。

The changes come after Google and other major technology companies have faced repeated calls from privacy groups and lawmakers to take measures to protect user data.

这种改变是由于隐私群体和立法者已经多次呼吁谷歌和其他大型科技公司采取措施来保护用户数据。

Google CEO Sundar Pichai opened the conference by noting that Google was seeking to keep up with "evolving user expectations" on privacy.

谷歌的CEO桑达尔·皮查伊开启发布会,,称谷歌一直在寻求不断更新满足用户在隐私方面需求。

One privacy change will extend Google's existing "incognito mode" to its Google Maps and Google search apps later this year. The company says that, when activated, incognito blocks user searches or movements from being stored by Google. Incognito mode has been available in Google Chrome and YouTube for quite some time.

今年,一项隐私(工具)的更新能够将谷歌一直拥有的"隐身模式"拓展应用到谷歌地图和谷歌搜索应用上。该公司称该模式一旦被启动,它就会阻止谷歌储存用户的搜索和轨迹等信息。隐身模式已经在谷歌浏览器和YouTube上使用了很长一段时间了。

The company also announced a new version of its Android phone operating system called Android Q. Google says the new version will give users more controls over restricting how different mobile apps save information like location data.

谷歌也宣布了其安卓手机操作系统的一个新版本,Android Q。谷歌称这个新版本能够使用户更好地操控来限制不同的手机应用如何搜集像位置数据这样的信息。

Android product director Stephanie Cutherbertson said at the conference that the release of Android Q is aimed at protecting "security and privacy." She said location data recorded by mobile apps is "some of your most personal information."

安卓总监斯蒂芬妮·奎瑟伯森在会议上说,Android Q的发布目的在于保护"安全和隐私"。她说被移动应用记录的位置信息是"大家最重要的一些个人信息"。

Google has been criticized in the past for making it difficult for users to block location tracking. In 2018, an Associated Press investigation found that Google continued storing location data even when users turned off a "location history" setting on Android phones.

过去谷歌已经因为用户很难阻止位置被追踪而遭到了谴责。在2018年,一次美联社的调查发现,即使用户关掉安卓手机上的"位置历史"这一设置按钮,谷歌仍旧在搜集位置数据。

Google also announced new privacy tools for its home-based devices. Such systems use voice activation and machine learning to answer human questions and perform user requests.

谷歌也宣布了用于它的家居设备的隐私工具。这样的系统使用了声音启动器和机器学习来回答人类问题以及执行用户指令。

The company launched a new website to explain how sensors used with these systems activate video and audio recording.

谷歌发行了一个新的网站用于解释和这些系统的链接的传感器是如何启动视频和录音的。

Google says users now have the ability to listen to any recordings the systems make and to clear them at any time. The company also said it would not use video footage, audio recordings or other sensor readings to target users with advertisements.

谷歌称现在用户能听系统所做的任何记录并能随时清理记录。谷歌还提到录像,录音和其他传感器记录将不会被用来给用户匹配广告。

After the announcements, some critics said they still do not think Google is doing enough in efforts to protect user privacy. They noted that the company makes billions of dollars each year by selling ads targeted at the interests users show through their search requests and data collected by Google apps and services.

这次宣告之后,很多批评家称,他们认为谷歌在保护用户安全上所做的努力还是不够。他们指出谷歌每年通过售卖与用户兴趣相匹配的广告就赚取了数十亿美元,而用户的兴趣是谷歌应用和服务通过搜集用户的搜索要求和数据总结出来的。

"They're sort of marginal improvements," said Jeremy Tillman, head of Ghostery, a company that makes internet ad-blocking products. "They are not bad, but they almost seem like they're designed to give the company a better messaging push instead of making wholesale improvements to user privacy."

"他们有点儿像边际改进"杰里米·蒂尔曼,一个制作网络广告拦截产品公司Ghostery的总裁,说"这些改进并不是不好,但是他们很像被用来给公司一个更好的信息推送而不是对保护用户隐私进行的大规模改进"。

Marc Rotenberg is president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He said he believes Google's privacy measures are too weak. "Unless the Federal Trade Commission is prepared to bring enforcement actions against companies, these promises to protect privacy matter very little," Rotenberg said.

马克·罗滕伯格是电子隐私信息中心的主席。他说,他认为谷歌的隐私保护措施其实很薄弱。"除非美国联邦贸易委员会做好充分的准备对公司采取强制措施,否则这些保护隐私的允诺的意义将不会太大,"罗滕伯格说。

Also at the conference, Google announced the launch of its lowest-priced smartphone yet — the Pixel 3a. The phone comes in two sizes, with the smaller one priced at $399. The previous version of the device, the Pixel 3, sells for $799.

同样在会上,谷歌发行了有史以来价位最低的智能手机—Pixel 3a。该手机有两款,小型手机售价399美元。该设备先前的版本,the Pixel 3,售价799美元。

The company also announced new features for its machine learning-powered Google Assistant. In the coming months, the Assistant will gain the ability to complete a series of steps to carry out some internet processes on its own.

谷歌还介绍了其拥有强大机器学习功能的谷歌助手一些新的特征。在未来的几个月时间,谷歌助手独立完成一系列操作来执行一些网络程序。

In a demonstration, Assistant was able to fully complete entire travel bookings and buy movie tickets by itself. A similar Android system received a lot of attention at last year's conference when it used a machine-generated voice to set a haircut appointment on its own.

在一次演示中,谷歌助手能够极好地自动完成整个旅游预订和购买电影票的操作。在去年的会议上一个类似的安卓系统用一个机器生成的声音自动地制定了一次美发预约,从而获得了广泛关注。

I'm Bryan Lynn.

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Google Announces New Privacy Tools, Drops Price of New Pixel Phone

Google has announced new privacy tools designed to help protect personal data. It has also launched a much lower-cost Pixel phone. The announcements came on the first day of Google's I/O 2019 conference in Mountain View, California.

Google officials said the new privacy tools would be added to many of the company's products.

The changes come after Google and other major technology companies have faced repeated calls from privacy groups and lawmakers to take measures to protect user data.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai opened the conference by noting that Google was seeking to keep up with "evolving user expectations" on privacy.

One privacy change will extend Google's existing "incognito mode" to its Google Maps and Google search apps later this year. The company says that, when activated, incognito blocks user searches or movements from being stored by Google. Incognito mode has been available in Google Chrome and YouTube for quite some time.

The company also announced a new version of its Android phone operating system called Android Q. Google says the new version will give users more controls over restricting how different mobile apps save information like location data.

Android product director Stephanie Cutherbertson said at the conference that the release of Android Q is aimed at protecting "security and privacy." She said location data recorded by mobile apps is "some of your most personal information."

Google has been criticized in the past for making it difficult for users to block location tracking. In 2018, an Associated Press investigation found that Google continued storing location data even when users turned off a "location history" setting on Android phones.

Google also announced new privacy tools for its home-based devices. Such systems use voice activation and machine learning to answer human questions and perform user requests.

The company launched a new website to explain how sensors used with these systems activate video and audio recording.

Google says users now have the ability to listen to any recordings the systems make and to clear them at any time. The company also said it would not use video footage, audio recordings or other sensor readings to target users with advertisements.

After the announcements, some critics said they still do not think Google is doing enough in efforts to protect user privacy. They noted that the company makes billions of dollars each year by selling ads targeted at the interests users show through their search requests and data collected by Google apps and services.

"They're sort of marginal improvements," said Jeremy Tillman, head of Ghostery, a company that makes internet ad-blocking products. "They are not bad, but they almost seem like they're designed to give the company a better messaging push instead of making wholesale improvements to user privacy."

Marc Rotenberg is president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He said he believes Google's privacy measures are too weak. "Unless the Federal Trade Commission is prepared to bring enforcement actions against companies, these promises to protect privacy matter very little," Rotenberg said.

Also at the conference, Google announced the launch of its lowest-priced smartphone yet — the Pixel 3a. The phone comes in two sizes, with the smaller one priced at $399. The previous version of the device, the Pixel 3, sells for $799.

The company also announced new features for its machine learning-powered Google Assistant. In the coming months, the Assistant will gain the ability to complete a series of steps to carry out some internet processes on its own.

In a demonstration, Assistant was able to fully complete entire travel bookings and buy movie tickets by itself. A similar Android system received a lot of attention at last year's conference when it used a machine-generated voice to set a haircut appointment on its own.

I'm Bryan Lynn.

 

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Words in This Story

data — n. information or facts about something

evolve — v. to develop or make something develop

app — n. a computer program that can be put onto a mobile phone or some other electronic device

location — n. a place or position

track — v. to follow the track or traces of something

marginal — adj. small and not important

wholesale — adj. complete or affecting a lot of things, people, places, etc.


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