Google has developed a new Privacy Guide for its Chrome browser.
Privacy Guide for Google Chrome
The feature has been created by the Google Safety Engineering Center (GSEC), and has been described as “a step-by-step guided tour of some existing privacy and security controls in Chrome.”
Its purpose is to make it easier for Chrome users to “make and manage the right selections” in one spot.
Privacy Guide is designed to help users learn more about each setting, and how it impacts the browsing experience, such as controls for cookies, history sync, Safe Browsing, and Make Searches and Browsing better. “As we receive feedback from the community, we may add more settings to the guide over time,” Google said.
The Privacy Guide will be soon available for users of Chrome version 100 on the desktop. Once it is ready and rolled out, you should see a card for it in the “Privacy and security” tab of the Chrome browser settings. It should be noted that any changes to settings you make through the feature will be saved.
Until Privacy Guide is ready to user, you can perform a security check by typing in the URL chrome://settings/safetyCheck in the address bar. This way you will know if any security updates are pending, if there are any weak and breached passwords. You will also be notified whether protection against malicious extensions, and whether Google’s Safe Browsing service is on.
Google is Proactive to Improve Security
In March, Google acquired cybersecurity company Mandiant in an all-cash deal, valued at $5.4 billion. According to Google’s press release, Google signed “a definitive agreement to acquire Mandiant Inc.”, Inc., a leading company in dynamic cyber defense and response.
In February, the tech giant announced “a multi-year initiative to build the Privacy Sandbox on Android”. The goal of the initiative is introducing new, more privacy-oriented advertising solutions that will limit the sharing of user data with third parties. Other goals include operating without cross-app identifiers, such as advertising ID. Google is also exploring technologies that reduce the risk of covert data collection, and looking for ways for apps to integrate safely with advertising SDKs.