Google Announces New Privacy, Safety, and Security Features

by May 10, 2023google, google workspace0 comments

Google has announced a number of new privacy, safety, and security features at its annual developer conference, Google I/O. These features are aimed at protecting users from cyber threats, including phishing attacks and malicious websites, while providing more control and transparency over their personal data.

One of the most notable new features is the ability to scan the dark web for personally identifiable information (PII) such as names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, and Social Security numbers. Google will then provide users with guidance on how to protect themselves if their PII is found on the dark web.

Another new feature is the ability to delete recent searches from Maps with a single tap. Previously, users had to go into their Web & App Activity settings and manually delete each individual search.

Google is also making it easier for users to control their privacy settings. For example, users will now be able to see a summary of their privacy settings in one place, and they will be able to make changes to their settings more easily.

Google is also making it easier for users to understand how their data is being used. For example, users will now be able to see a list of all the apps that have access to their data, and they will be able to revoke access to any app that they no longer want to have access to their data.

Google’s new privacy, safety, and security features are a welcome addition, and they will help to protect users from cyber threats.

Here is a more detailed look at some of the new features:

  • Dark Web Monitoring: Google will now scan the dark web for personally identifiable information (PII) such as names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, and Social Security numbers. If your PII is found on the dark web, Google will notify you and provide you with guidance on how to protect yourself.
  • One-Tap Search History Deletion: You can now delete your recent searches from Google Maps with a single tap. This is a much faster and easier way to delete your search history than the previous method of going into your Web & App Activity settings and manually deleting each individual search.
  • Simplified Privacy Settings: Google is making it easier for you to control your privacy settings. In the new privacy settings page, you can see a summary of your privacy settings in one place and make changes to your settings more easily.
  • More Transparency on Data Use: Google is making it easier for you to understand how your data is being used. In the new privacy settings page, you can see a list of all the apps that have access to your data and revoke access to any app that you no longer want to have access to your data.

Google’s new privacy, safety, and security features are a welcome addition, and they will help to protect users from cyber threats. If you use Google products, be sure to check out the new features and make sure that your privacy settings are up to date.

PTSI Editorial Team

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