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Guest Mode: An easy privacy control for your home devices

It's our responsibility to respect your privacy, no matter what device you're using. That's why Google Assistant is built to automatically keep your information private, safe and secure. By default, we don’t save your audio recordings and you can ask Google Assistant questions like “How do you keep my information private?” or delete activity from your Google Account by saying things like “Hey Google, delete everything I said to you this week.” Last year, we also added a way to adjust how sensiti...
Tags: Google, Nest, Safety And Security, Google Assistant, Google Maps YouTube, Nest Hub Max Just, Philippe de Lurand Pierre Paul


Our work to keep you safe and in control of your privacy

Building helpful products starts with keeping you and your information safe online. The data you trust us with provides helpful and personalized experiences for you in Google products, whether it’s letting you know if you’ve been near someone with COVID-19, or simply being able to find an old email with a special family recipe. It’s also why we keep you and your data safe, and provide easy-to-use settings that put you in control. Our privacy and security engineers remain focused on building the ...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, California, Washington, United States, Safety And Security, Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, Google Meet, Google on iOS, Google Workspace


How you'll find accurate and timely information on COVID-19 vaccines

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, teams across Google have worked to provide quality information and resources to help keep people safe, and to provide public health, scientists and medical professionals with tools to combat the pandemic. We’ve launched more than 200 new products, features and initiatives—including the Exposure Notification API to assist contact tracing—and have pledged over $1 billion to assist our users, customers and partners around the world. As the world turns its focus to th...
Tags: Health, Google, Youtube, Search, United Kingdom, Ohio State, Safety And Security, Md, World Health Organization WHO, Asia Pacific region, Centers for Disease Control, Karen DeSalvo, Google News Initiative, Australian Science Media Centre, COVID-19, M.P.H.Kristie Canegallo


Making Chrome extensions more private and secure

Every day 4 million Chrome extensions are downloaded, and with more than 250,000 extensions and themes available on the Chrome Web Store, no two Chrome browsers are alike. From productivity and learning tools to entertainment and shopping, extensions on Chrome open up a new world of possibilities that let you customize your experience and help you get things done. We make sure the extensions that our developers build meet your expectations for privacy and security so you can continue to explore ...
Tags: Chrome, Safety And Security, Alexandre Blondin


Our work on the 2020 U.S. election

It’s been over a month since polls closed in the U.S. 2020 election, and more Americans voted in this election than in any recent Presidential race. In the months—and years—leading up to this cycle, our teams worked hard to create tools that help voters find authoritative information about the election, educate campaigns on how to connect with voters and equip them with best-in-class security features, and protect our platforms from abuse. After Election Day, as votes were still being counted, w...
Tags: Google, UK, Search, Fbi, New Zealand, Safety And Security, Associated Press AP, Youtube Google, Civics, Google Search Maps, Foreign Influence Task Force, Threat Analysis Group TAG, Amanda Storey, European Union India Israel, Netherlands Japan Israel Ecuador


Decrypted: How Heather Adkins thinks about security

Heather was hacked and the rest is history. An 18-year veteran of Google’s security team, Heather Adkins’ interest in security was sparked when the small ISP she worked for in college suffered a data breach. Her reaction to the incident wasn’t exactly typical:“Most people when they get hacked, panic. There's a sense of fear, and a sense of unknowing. But I did not panic or have any fear—I was really excited! I felt very curious: I wanted to know how the attackers did this, how they managed to by...
Tags: Google, Safety And Security, Heather, Aaron Stein, Heather Adkins, Public Key


Why design is important to security

Security is usually invisible. More often than not, we just protect you automatically and you don’t need to lift a finger. But sometimes, we’ll notify you and suggest that you take action to better secure your information, like check your Account activity after we block a suspicious attempt to sign in. Whether the issue is critical or less serious, getting these notifications right—making sure they’re written clearly and presented in a simple and useful way—is really important. These alerts shou...
Tags: Google, Safety And Security, Aaron Stein, Jonathan Skelker, Public Key, Niti Arora


Public Key: Sharing our approach to security

In asymmetric cryptography, a common system for encrypting data, there are two decryption tools, or “keys.” The first is a private key that only the user knows, and the other is a public key, which is safe to share with everyone. Public Key is also the name of a new series about our approach to security, across Google. From home offices everywhere, Googlers and academics share their thoughts about how product design, threats to high-risk users, research partnerships, medieval history (yup!) and ...
Tags: Google, Safety And Security, Aaron Stein, Public Key


How we keep you safe online every day

Every year, National Cybersecurity Awareness month reminds us all about the importance of creating safe online experiences. Keeping you safe online means continuously protecting the security and privacy of your information. That’s why protections are automatically built into your Google Account and every Google product: Safe Browsing protects more than 4 billion devices, Gmail blocks more than 100 million phishing attempts every day, and Google Play Protect scans over 100 billion apps every day ...
Tags: Google, Safety And Security, Google Account, Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, Google Workplace, Gboard Federated


Our work to move data portability forward

Editor’s note: Google and the Data Transfer Project recently submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about data portability. Ahead of tomorrow’s “Data To Go” workshop with the FTC, we’re sharing an overview of our work along with some updates.When it’s easy for people to move their data to competing products, the pressure is on us to build the products they like best. And that’s how it should be: we want people to use our products and services because they prefer them, not becau...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Flickr, Google Photos, Ftc, Safety And Security, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Greg Fair, Data Transfer Project, Microsoft Twitter Facebook


Say hello to safer phone calls

Businesses often rely on phone calls to reach out to new customers and serve existing ones. But here’s the hang-up: customers often don’t answer the call if they don’t recognize the number. They worry it could be spam, or worse, a scam: a 2019 FTC report found that phone calls were the number one way people reported being contacted by scammers. While most people said they hung up on those calls, those who lost money reported a median loss of $1,000. Spam and scam calls erode trust in businesses ...
Tags: Google, Android, India, Brazil, Neustar, Safety And Security, Mexico Brazil Spain, Gal Vered, Google Verified Calls, Food [email protected] png Verified Calls, Verified Calls, Vonage Aspect Bandwidth Prestus Telecall


Making privacy personal with Files by Google

In many places around the world, sharing a personal device with spouses, siblings or children is often a cultural expectation, especially for women. Sharing a device can be beneficial, but it comes with the risk that others might access your personal files.As part of Google’s research, we hear the perspectives of people like Shaina—a woman in Bangladesh whose children use her phone after school, both to learn and to play. Shaina worries that her important files could be accidentally shared or de...
Tags: Google, India, Brazil, Bangladesh, Safety And Security, Rashid, Shaina, India Nigeria, Next Billion Users, Pranay BhatiaJoris van Mens


One percent of Googlers get to visit a data center, but I did

For years I’ve wondered what it’s like behind the protected walls of a Google data center, and I’m not alone. In my job at Google, I spend my days working with developers. Our data centers are crucial to the work that they do, but most have never actually set foot inside a data center. And until recently, neither had I. I went on a mission to find answers to common questions like: Why are visits so tightly restricted? How secure is a Google data center? How do we meet regulatory requirements? He...
Tags: Google, Safety And Security, Google Cloud, Data Centers and Infrastructure, Stephanie Wong


Keeping your private information private

Privacy is at the heart of everything we do, whether it’s keeping Meet video calls secure, protecting you from security threats, or being the first major company to decide not to make general purpose facial recognition commercially available and create clear AI Principles that prohibit use of our tools for surveillance.As we design our products, we focus on three important principles: keeping your information safe, treating it responsibly, and putting you in control. Today, we are announcing pri...
Tags: Google, Europe, Youtube, Sundar Pichai, Safety And Security, General Data Protection Regulation, Google Account, Gmail Drive


Online resources for kids and families during COVID-19

As families continue to face the new realities of juggling work, school, and play at home, online tools can make the adjustment a bit smoother. We’re all spending more of our time on our devices, and Google has many products and programs to help families create healthy digital habits and help them stay safe online. From internet safety resources to parental controls, our products help families find and manage quality content and apps, tools for distance learning and virtual field trips. And behi...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Families, Chromebook, Youtube Kids, Safety And Security, Interland, Google Arts Culture, COVID-19, Kristie CanegalloMark Risher, YouTube Learn at Home, Indoor Activities YouTube Kids, EVAC


Spot the scam, stop the scammers

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), people reported $1.9 billion lost to scams in 2019. Every minute, more than $3,600 disappeared from wallets and bank accounts in response to made-up stories of urgently overdue tax payments, bogus contest winnings, or a smooth-talking online suitor who suddenly needs some gift cards. A high-pressure phone call or exciting message can overcome many people’s judgment, especially if they are caught  at a vulnerable moment.As the record-high scam repo...
Tags: Ftc, Safety And Security, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Vint Cerf


Helping you avoid COVID-19 online security risks

As people around the world are staying at home due to COVID-19, many are turning to new apps and communications tools to work, learn, access information, and stay connected with loved ones. While these digital platforms are helpful in our daily lives, they can also introduce new online security risks. Our Threat Analysis Group continually monitors for sophisticated, government-backed hacking activity and is seeing new COVID-19 messaging used in attacks, and our security systems have detected a r...
Tags: Google, Safety And Security, Google Account, Google Meet, Mark Risher, Advanced Protection Program, Threat Analysis Group, COVID-19 response


Findings on COVID-19 and online security threats

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) is a specialized team of security experts that works to identify, report, and stop government-backed phishing and hacking against Google and the people who use our products. We work across Google products to identify new vulnerabilities and threats. Today we’re sharing our latest findings and the threats we’re seeing in relation to COVID-19. COVID-19 as general bait Hackers frequently look at crises as an opportunity, and COVID-19 is no different. Across ...
Tags: Google, World Health Organization, Safety And Security, Reuters, Across Google, Shane Huntley, Threat Analysis Group, COVID, COVID-19 response, Threat Analysis Group TAG


New malware protections for Advanced Protection users

Advanced Protection safeguards the personal or business Google Accounts of anyone at risk of targeted attacks—like political campaign teams, journalists, activists and business leaders. It’s Google's strongest security for those who need it most, and is available across desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets. One of the many benefits of Advanced Protection is that it constantly evolves to defend against emerging threats, automatically protecting your personal information from potential attac...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Android, Google Play Store, Safety And Security, Google Play Protect, Advanced Protection, Roman Kirillov, Play Store Advanced Protection


Highlights from the first year of .dev

A year ago, our Google Registry team launched .dev—a top-level domain (TLD) for developers, designers, technical writers, and technology enthusiasts. This new TLD gave people the chance to register memorable domain names that can be hard to find on older domains, with a descriptive ending that’s especially relevant to them.The .dev TLD is on the HSTS preload list, which means it’s secure for both website owners and their visitors. Placement on the HSTS preload list ensures HTTPS encryption for y...
Tags: Google, Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Developers, Cloudflare, Tld, Safety And Security, Ben Fried, Google Registry, Google Developer RelationsThe Google


Helping families Be Internet Awesome on Safer Internet Day

Editor’s note: This is adapted from remarks Parisa gave today at the Grow with Google NYC Learning Center.When I was a kid, my brothers and I had to “take turns” using our family computer with slow, dial-up internet access. It wasn’t until college that I got my own computer and cell phone—which was only for making calls. Now, it’s so different for kids who are growing up with access to the web and mobile apps at home and school; most parents are buying smartphones for their kids at 9.5 years old...
Tags: Google, Families, US, South Africa, Safety And Security, YMCA, PTA, DonorsChoose, National PTA, Parisa, Parisa Tabriz, Google NYC Learning Center, YouTube Kids and Digital Wellbeing, Netherlands Indonesia Nigeria Kenya


Teaming up with Defending Digital Campaigns on election security

Last week, we shared an overview of how we’re equipping campaigns with security tools like Project Shield and supporting programs like the new Election Security and Information Project. We also just announced a major update of our Advanced Protection Program which will make it easier for members of campaigns to get our strongest level of Google Account security, in an instant.Today is Safer Internet Day and we’re announcing a new partnership with Defending Digital Campaigns to provide federal ca...
Tags: Google, Safety And Security, Federal Elections Commission, Mark Risher, Election Security, Advanced Protection Program, Advanced Protection, Titan Security Keys, Defending Digital Campaigns Protect


A safer internet for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Chances are you’re reading this in a country that formally recognizes Safer Internet Day—an initiative that originated in the European Union two decades ago and is now observed in as many as 150 countries around the world. Whether you’re spurred into doing a Security Checkup, trying our Phishing Quiz, or setting digital ground rules through Family Link, you’ll know the importance of safety in your online life. We take your safety online seriously, and are investing heavily in building, developin...
Tags: Google, Europe, Germany, Africa, European Union, Italy, Middle East, Safety And Security, Matt Brittin, Google in Europe, GSEC, International Society for Technology in Education, Google in Africa, Google Safety Center, Fare Network, Google Safety Engineering Center GSEC


Announcing Google.org's new safety grants in Europe

Whether you’re online searching for answers, creating something new, or just looking for a little help, you should be able to do so with confidence that you and your family will stay safe. That’s why last year we opened the Google Safety Engineering Centre, our global hub for privacy engineering, in the heart of Europe. It’s there where we build many of the tools that protect the privacy and security of our users all over the world—and where last year we also announced the Google.org Impact Chal...
Tags: Google, Europe, Google.org, Safety And Security, Ashoka, Matt Brittin, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Laura Boldrini, Google in Europe, Google Safety Engineering Centre, Kübra Gümüşay, Evelyne Paradis


Supporting the 2020 U.S. election

The 2020 election season officially kicks off with the Iowa caucuses today. Building on our work to support the operations and security of the 2020 U.S. Census, we’re sharing more about what we’re doing to tackle abuse on our platforms, equip campaigns, and help voters.  Tackling threats and abuse Our Trust and Safety teams span the globe to monitor and disrupt account hijackings, inauthentic activity, disinformation campaigns, coordinated attacks, and other forms of abuse on our platforms o...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Fbi, Iowa, Safety And Security, Public Policy, Google Ads YouTube, Kristie Canegallo, Threat Analysis Group, Foreign Influence Task Force, Information Project, Google Civic Information API


Data Privacy Day: seven ways we protect your privacy

Keeping you safe online is a top priority at Google, especially for the thousands of Googlers who work on privacy and security around the world. Today on Data Privacy Day, we’re sharing some of the many ways we keep you safe online and across our products—from built-in protections to easy tools that keep you in control of your privacy.1. Keep your passwords safePassword Manager in your Google Account helps you remember and securely store strong passwords for all your online accounts. With Passwo...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Maps, Youtube, Google Maps, Safety And Security, Security Checkup, Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, Google Assistant


Enroll in the new Advanced Protection Program in an instant

We aim to secure all of our users with simple, powerful and personalized protections. The Advanced Protection Program helps high-risk users—like members of political campaign teams, journalists, activists, executives, employees in regulated industries such as finance or government—shield themselves from targeted, sophisticated attacks on their Google Accounts. We’ve helped protect these types of people for many years: we introduced our government-backed attack warnings in 2012, and from July to ...
Tags: Google, Safety And Security, G Suite, Advanced Protection Program, Shuvo Chatterjee


New Orleans International Airport Now Open to Public Access — But…

New Orleans International Airport — in cooperation with the Transportation Security Administration — now allows the public to access shops and restaurants beyond the security checkpoint of the terminal without requiring the purchase of an airline ticket... ...but at the present time, access is only available... The post New Orleans International Airport Now Open to Public Access — But… appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Airports, Transportation Security Administration, Safety And Security, New Orleans International Airport


Detroit Metropolitan Airport Now Open to Public Access — But…

Detroit Metropolitan Airport — in cooperation with the Transportation Security Administration — now allows the public to access shops and restaurants beyond the security checkpoint of the terminal without requiring the purchase of an airline ticket... ...but at the present time... The post Detroit Metropolitan Airport Now Open to Public Access — But… appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Airports, Detroit, Transportation Security Administration, Safety And Security


A Real Password Can Finally Be Used to Protect Your IHG Rewards Club Account

The frequent travel loyalty programs of most companies have converted the process of accessing a membership account from using a personal identification number of only four digits to using an actual password with mixed characters in order to increase security and mitigate the possibility of having membership accounts accessed by unauthorized people... ...and one notable exception had been IHG Rewards Club, which... The post A Real Password Can Finally Be Used to Protect Your IHG Rewards Club Acc...
Tags: Travel, Ihg Rewards Club, Hotels And Lodging, Loyalty Programs, Safety And Security