Not many people may know it but Google actually has tons of privacy and security features that can be used. These tools when properly used will keep you safe and will protect your sensitive personal data. Hacking reports will become a thing of the past once you learn to use these tools. Here are some of the popular tools that will help you become private and secures.
Easy security and privacy
When you want to become private and secure, Google provides you with tools that does exactly that. You can take advantage of their 2-step verification to access your Google accounts. Instead of a usual username and password log-in, an additional security feature is added. Google will text you a security account straight to your phone. You then need to enter this code so you can go to your account. With Google Talk, you can take your chat off the record so your conversation won’t be saved in the computer. If you want to make contacts only with a particular group of people, Google+ Circles allows you to do that. In YouTube, you can also set a video that you uploaded to private so that it can be viewed by only a small number of people.
Control the information that others can see
Google Dashboard is a nice feature that allows you to access different Google accounts. With one central location you can easily go to Google+, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Blogger and YouTube. You don’t have to type the sites manually because of the Dashboard. Me on the Web is also a powerful Google tool to manage what other people can see when they try to search you online. It helps you manage what information to become public and what to remain private. Account Activity in simple terms is just a log of the activities that you did in your Google accounts. It will show you the accounts you signed in to, your internet history and many more. You can even make this more available to more accounts that you are using.
Manage your advertisements
When you access YouTube and even your Gmail account, you probably have heard about the Ugg Boots and thousands other advertisements that you see online. This can be a hassle sometimes especially if you see ads before you can play your video. You can solve this problem by using Ads Preference Manager to manage your advertisements. You can control how the ads are chosen for you, restrict some information that construct your advertisements and block certain advertisers. You can also use Google Analytics Opt-out, if you are managing a particular website, Analytics will display the number of visitors that visit your page, the pages and many more. With the Opt-out, you can control the information that other people can see. When you don’t allow it, they won’t be able to see data coming from your website.