Safety & Security

    • 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-backed attackers.

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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.

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

    … work to build the most secure web browser to protect our users. Two recent studies concluded that Chrome was the most secure web browser in multiple aspects of security, with high rates of catching dangerous and deceptive sites, lightning-fast patching of vulnerabilities, and multiple layers of defenses. About a year ago, we announced that we would…

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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

    …—people are redirected to unwanted sites full of ads, and it can be next to impossible to navigate away from these pages. Chrome already has tools to help people avoid unwanted software. For example, Safe Browsing prevents many infections from taking place by warning millions of users. But sometimes harmful software slips through. Recently, we…

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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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  • 2 New White Papers Examine Enterprise Web Browser Security

    … Online security has never been more critical to businesses, and the tools used to access the web are a major factor to evaluate. Choosing an enterprise-grade web browser that offers the right security features and keeps businesses’ data protected while enabling employees to take advantage of the open web. But knowing which browser to choose…

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  • 7 ways admins can help secure accounts against phishing in G Suite

    … be whitelisted by admins in the Admin console under G Suite API Permissions. 4. Publish a DMARC policy for your organization To help your business avoid damage to its reputation from phishing attacks and impersonators, G Suite follows the DMARC standard. DMARC empowers domain owners to decide how Gmail and other participating email providers handle…

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  • Improving our privacy controls with a new Google Dashboard

    … to refine these tools based on your feedback. In 2016 alone, we asked 4,000+ people from more than 15 countries around the world to tell us how they feel about privacy and security. This kind of feedback helps us build thoughtful products that cater to your needs. Today, we’re announcing a refresh of the Google Dashboard, one of the first places…

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  • Improving our privacy controls with a new Google Dashboard

    … to refine these tools based on your feedback. In 2016 alone, we asked 4,000+ people from more than 15 countries around the world to tell us how they feel about privacy and security. This kind of feedback helps us build thoughtful products that cater to your needs. Today, we’re announcing a refresh of the Google Dashboard, one of the first places…

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  • 7 ways admins can help secure accounts against phishing in G Suite

    … be whitelisted by admins in the Admin console under G Suite API Permissions. 4. Publish a DMARC policy for your organization To help your business avoid damage to its reputation from phishing attacks and impersonators, G Suite follows the DMARC standard. DMARC empowers domain owners to decide how Gmail and other participating email providers handle…

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  • Manage access to third-party apps with new G Suite security controls

    … Protecting your organization’s most sensitive data and assets is a constant challenge. G Suite helps protect your data in a number of ways: thwarting attackers with advanced phishing detection through machine learning, mandating strong authentication with security key enforcement and preventing data leakage through tools such as DLP. Today…

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