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