Safety & Security

  • How we fought bad ads in 2015

    … When ads are good, they connect you to products or services you’re interested in and make it easier to get stuff you want. They also keep a lot of what you love about the web—like news sites or mobile apps—free. But some ads are just plain bad—like ads that carry malware, cover up content you’re trying to see, or promote fake goods. Bad ads…

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  • Building a safer web, for everyone

    … to your personal information. 1. Keeping security settings simple The Security Checkup is a quick way to control the security settings for your Google Account. You can add a recovery phone number so we can help if you’re ever locked out of your account, strengthen your password settings, see which devices are connected to your account, and more. If you…

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  • Protecting the world's news from digital attack

    … down. Finally, Project Shield is not just about protecting journalism. It’s about improving the health of the Internet by mitigating against a significant threat for publishers and people who want to publish content that some might find inconvenient. A free and open Internet depends on protecting the free flow of information—starting with the news. Visit our website to learn how Project Shield works and, if you work in journalism, discover how you can join the fight to protect the world’s news. …

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  • Resources for families to make choices about online safety

    … a better internet for the youngest users. Here are some of the resources we’ve developed over the years that do just that. Be Internet Awesome Be Internet Awesome is a program—developed in collaboration with online safety experts like the Family Online Safety Institute, the Internet Keep Safe Coalition and ConnectSafely—that teaches kids how…

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  • It’s Safer Internet Day: key tools to protect yourself online

    … We are committed to making the internet a better, safe place for everyone. Whether it’s Google Play Protect automatically checking apps to keep your data and device safe, machine learning detecting harmful content on YouTube, or privacy controls in My Account allowing you to manage your data, we want you to feel safe while exploring Google…

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  • ICYMI in January: here’s what happened in G Suite

    … We’re teeing off a monthly series to help you keep up with G Suite news. Here’s what happened in January. We introduced the security center for G Suite Organizations are constantly dealing with security incidents, but with the right tools, IT professionals can focus more on long-term prevention and less on tactical firefighting. This month, we…

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  • Reflecting on a year’s worth of Chrome security improvements

    … In the next few weeks, you’ll probably be spending lots of time online buying gifts for your friends, family and “extended family” (your dog, duh). And as always, you want to do so securely. Picking the perfect present is hard enough; you shouldn’t have to worry about staying safe while you’re shopping. Security has always been a top priority…

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  • Our efforts to help protect journalists online

    … Safety and security online is important for all of our users, but especially for journalists in the field conducting difficult—sometimes dangerous—reporting. Journalists are susceptible to a number of risks. Reporters covering oppressive regimes or working in regions where freedom of the press is limited have been targeted by government…

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  • Say “yes” to HTTPS: Chrome secures the web, one site at a time

    … Editor’s note: October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we're celebrating with a series of security announcements this week. See our earlier posts on new security protections tailored for you, our new Advanced Protection Program, and our progress fighting phishing. Security has always been one of Chrome’s core principles—we constantly…

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  • Google’s strongest security, for those who need it most

    …, or people in abusive relationships seeking safety. Sometimes even the most careful and security-minded users are successfully attacked through phishing scams, especially if those phishing scams were individually targeted at the user in question. To address this need, we’re introducing the Advanced Protection Program. Advanced Protection provides…

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  • New security protections, tailored to you

    … Editor’s Note: October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we're celebrating with a series of security announcements this week. Security is top of mind for everyone these days, and with one troubling headline after another, you may be concerned about the security of your information online. Rest assured: your Google data is secured…

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  • A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup

    … Cleanup. The new interface is simpler and makes it easier to see what software will be removed. A more powerful Cleanup engine Under the hood, we upgraded the technology we use in Chrome Cleanup to detect and remove unwanted software. We worked with IT security company ESET to combine their detection engine with Chrome’s sandbox technology. We can…

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  • 8 swift steps G Suite admins can take to secure business data

    … Security doesn’t have to be complicated. With G Suite, admins can manage and help protect their users with minimal effort because we've designed our tools to be intuitive—like Vault, which helps with eDiscovery and audit needs, and data loss prevention, which helps ensure that your “‘aha”’ moments stay yours. Here are some key security controls…

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