Company introduces news in cybersecurity month
More visible security alerts, voice assistant not saving desired interactions, simplified privacy controls. These are the innovations introduced by Google in the month of computer security.
With Guest mode on, which you invoke by saying “Hey Google, turn on guest mode,” the Assistant won’t offer personalized responses and your interactions won’t be saved to your account. It’ll stay on until you turn it off. Typically, the Google Assistant saves all of your interactions to your account.
In the first case, when a security problem related to your Google account is detected, a warning will be shown in the Google app you are using, along with directions for resolution, without having to check the email or receive other alerts on the phone . “These are not falsifiable alerts, so you are sure they come from Google, the company explains.” Regarding the second novelty, on the Google Assistant comes the ‘Guest mode’ to not save the interactions, it can be activated through a simple voice command.
Regarding the simplified controls on privacy and security, it will soon be possible to manage the Location History directly in the Google Maps Movements, quickly adding or changing the places visited. And since Search is often the starting point of your online experience, starting today who will you post questions like “Is my Google Account secure?” your personal privacy and security settings will be shown.
“Protecting people on the Internet means constantly protecting the security and privacy of their information, it requires constant attention and constant innovation – explains Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, Vice President of Product, Privacy of Google – This is why we automatically integrate the protections into the ” Google account and all Google products: Safe Browsing protects over 4 billion devices, Gmail blocks more than 100 million phishing attempts every day, and Google Play Protect scans over 50 billion applications every day for malware and more problems”.