Google is strengthening online privacy and security with new features and initiatives in light of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The tech giant has introduced several capabilities to enhance user protection.
Among these, users can now easily delete the last 15 minutes of their browsing data in Chrome by accessing the “Clear Browsing Data” option under the three-dot menu. Additionally, Google is simplifying access to its dark web report, available in the Google app on Android and soon on iOS, allowing users to check if their Gmail addresses have been exposed and providing guidance on self-protection. Furthermore, Google Password Manager can now be set as the auto-fill credential provider for iOS apps and services.
These measures align with Google’s recent cybersecurity updates aimed at safeguarding users against cyberattacks. Such updates include making passkeys the default option for personal Google accounts, integrating the Tensor G3 and Titan M2 security chip into the latest Pixel phones, and implementing new requirements for bulk senders.
Beyond its product-specific enhancements, Google is making efforts to enhance online user safety, regardless of whether users employ Google products. The company has partnered with the U.S. Cyber and Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) to produce educational videos that promote best practices, including multifactor authentication (MFA), strong password configuration, password manager utilization, and the recognition of scams. These initiatives collectively bolster online privacy and security for users.