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To avoid inadvertently revealing private information, delivery of query responses and notifications is restricted when a device is in a locked state, based on user configuration. In many contexts, e.g., when using the device in a hands-free mode while engaged in activities such as cooking or driving, the user can benefit from receiving such information without having to unlock the device. This disclosure describes techniques that permit users to receive results on the device lock screen for queries made to a virtual assistant and for notifications without needing to unlock the device first. The techniques provide flexible display of query responses or notifications with private content on the lock screen of a locked device. In addition to always-on suppression or display of such content, the techniques also enable selective display on the lock screen when in trusted contexts but not otherwise.

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