Worry no more: The search engine giant now wants to take you by the hand and help you with your privacy and security information. In order to do so Google just released a new dashboard from which you can access and change all the important setting.
- “Take the Privacy Checkup and Security Checkup, our simple, step-by-step guides through your most important privacy and security settings.
- Manage the information that can be used from Search, Maps, YouTube and other products to enhance your experience on Google. For example, you can turn on and off settings such as Web and App Activity, which gets you more relevant, faster search results, or Location History, which enables Google Maps and Now to give you tips for a faster commute back home.
- Use the Ads Settings tool to control ads based on your interests and the searches you’ve done.
- Control which apps and sites are connected to your account.”
The new My Account dashboard looks neat and tidy and consists of three sections: Sign-in & security, Personal info & privacy and Account preferences. Though most of the settings are not actually new and were available before on different subpages, it is nice to have them all in one place.
In addition to the dashboard Google also set up a new page concerning why it collects your data and what it does with them. To learn all about it, visit privacy.google.com.