Safety & Security

  • Shielding you from Potentially Harmful Applications

    … Earlier this month, we shared an overview of the ways we keep you safe, on Google and on the web, more broadly. Today, we wanted to specifically focus on one element of Android security—Potentially Harmful Applications—highlighting fraudsters’ common tactics, and how we shield you from these threats. “Potentially Harmful Applications…

    The Official Google Blog- 15 readers -
  • Shielding you from Potentially Harmful Applications

    … Earlier this month, we shared an overview of the ways we keep you safe, on Google and on the web, more broadly. Today, we wanted to specifically focus on one element of Android security—Potentially Harmful Applications—highlighting fraudsters’ common tactics, and how we shield you from these threats. “Potentially Harmful Applications…

    The Official Google Blog- 20 readers -
  • Google Wifi: Secure at every point

    … Today is Safer Internet Day, and we hope you’ve taken a few minutes to find out what you can do to stay safe online. But there’s one thing you probably haven’t thought about: the safety of your home network. When we created Google Wifi, we built it from the ground up to be focused on security, with multiple layers of protection. Here’s how…

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  • Google Wifi: Secure at every point

    … Today is Safer Internet Day, and we hope you’ve taken a few minutes to find out what you can do to stay safe online. But there’s one thing you probably haven’t thought about: the safety of your home network. When we created Google Wifi, we built it from the ground up to be focused on security, with multiple layers of protection. Here’s how…

    The Official Google Blogin Google- 17 readers -
  • The geeky detective-work that protects you online, automatically

    … quickly act on anything that looks unfamiliar. On the web, on Android: we've got you covered A Safe Browsing warning: red means stop! We use similar security tools to help make the web and a huge variety of Android apps and devices safer too. For example, have you ever clicked a link and seen a red warning, like this? That’s Safe Browsing…

    The Official Google Blog- 32 readers -
  • Resounding support for updating electronic privacy laws

    … Today, the House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387) by voice vote. This is the second year in a row that the House of Representatives has resoundingly passed this bill, which is a testament to its widespread support across the political spectrum. The Email Privacy Act updates the Electronic Communications Privacy Act…

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  • Sharing National Security Letters with the Public

    … In our continued effort to increase transparency around government demands for user data, today we begin to make available to the public the National Security Letters (NSLs) we have received where, either through litigation or legislation, we have been freed of nondisclosure obligations. We previewed this back in October when we updated our…

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  • Let your loved ones know you’re safe with our new personal safety app

    … Whether it’s hiking alone or walking down a street after dark — sometimes you want to know someone's got your back. To help you feel safe and give your friends and family peace of mind, today we're launching Trusted Contacts. This new personal safety app lets you share your location with loved ones in everyday situations and when emergencies…

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