Today is Safe Internet Day, and Google has published an important blog post outlining some of its steps to ensure its users and their information are protected from unwanted hackers. To get started, Google has partnered with Khan Academy and will provide $5 million in funding to develop online security content for Khan Academy's 18 million global users. According to Google, the search for "how to prevent identity theft" has doubled in 2021.
In October, Google automatically enrolled more than 150 million users in two-step verification. This means that when you sign in to a Google Account on a new device, an alert will confirm the login from another device already logged in, such as a computer or smartphone. Since enabling it, Google has seen a 50% reduction in hacked accounts.
Google has announced some important new security measures for its users. The company has partnered with several organizations for Google's "Campaign Security Project," which provides top-level organizations with tools in the 'political arena' to train candidates and campaigners to stay safe online. Is.
Next month, Google will launch a better browsing feature at your account level. It will be an opt-in feature that "provides [Google's] broadest protection against threats on the web and your Google Account."
Google's guest mode for Google App Assistant is now being rolled out to 9 more languages for smart displays and speakers sold worldwide in the coming months. Guest mode allows people to use Assistant devices without having to save the Assistant Google account in the relevant Google account unless Guest Mode is off.
Google Fi users will soon check family members and share locations using the Fi app. You can already do that on Google Maps, so we're not sure what the real difference is in using location-sharing features here.
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