Google Launches New Security Features For 1 Billion Users


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(Last Updated On: October 8, 2019)

Google has launched several initiatives as a collaborative effort as October is now “National Cybersecurity Awareness Month”. Together with the government and industry professionals, they work together to help consumers make better and safer decisions online. 

Some of the initiative features include Password Checkup which combines with Google’s password manager, an incognito mode for Google Maps, automatic deleting of Youtube history and other easy ways to delete your online history use.

For example, the Security Checkup feature automatically checks potential security matters with your Google account, and the Password Checkup extention, cross-checks if your login information has been breached on the site.

Director of product management at the Google privacy and data protection office, Eric Miraglia said, the goal has always been to make privacy and security more accessible. Incognito mode on Google Maps is now available for Android users and will soon be available for iOS as well. "When you turn on Incognito mode in Maps, your Maps activity on that device, like the places you search for, won’t be saved to your Google Account and won’t be used to personalize your Maps experience," Miraglia said.

Your privacy can also now be controlled using your voice on Google Assistant by asking it, “Hey Google, how do you keep my data safe?” and soon you’ll be able to delete your history using your voice as well. All these will be automatic features and will not need to be turned on. These features will be available in English to users this October and will be available in other languages next month, in November. 


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