IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Google's Expanded Privacy Tools Span Search, Ads, Chrome, YouTube, Gmail

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-09-21 Print this article Print
Me on the Web

Me on the Web

Google Dashboard is Google's control panel to the Web for its users. Part of the Google Dashboard that shows information stored in users' Google accounts, Me on the Web lets users manage what people see when they search for them on Google.
Google takes a lot of heat over user privacy, much of it well deserved after exposing privacy for Google Buzz users early on and snorting users email, computer passwords and browser data from 2007 to 2010 from users' WiFi networks. Few people who aren't diehard Google Watchers know this, but the company has actually baked a lot of user privacy tools into its various software products. That includes protections for users of its search, Gmail, Chrome Web browser, Google Maps, YouTube, among other services. Even Google's often maligned advertising products, the services that make 97 percent of the company's money, have tools to shore up user data privacy. Take a look at eWEEK's quick tour of Google's privacy tools.

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