For Internet users, keeping a track of how much information they have shared online can be a complicated task. Google, however, is now trying to simplify this task with its new standalone item called About me. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealedAlso Read - Free COVID-19 vaccine: Today’s Google Doodle urges all to get vaccinated, wear mask
About me is a dedicated page that provides information on the data Google has access to and what others can see. A familiar Google dashboard allows you to add or delete information as users want to. From the dashboard, you can make tweaks to Google products such as Google+, Photos, Drive and more. For more fine tuning and making informed decisions, Google has a Privacy Checkup tool placed at the bottom of the page. Also Read - HP Chromebook 11a review: Great for students, not so for professionals
Google is also working on an option to customize the view of your profile as an anonymous member. Check out Google s Privacy Checkup tool here.
Google s new dashboard seems to be really helpful as it acts as a single window for users to understand what information they ve shared and how they can further adjust it. Features of the new Google About me are very similar to Facebook s privacy options but seems very basic as of now.
The new service from Google comes as the Internet giant continues to get flak from the privacy advocates. Though Google has made several changes to its policies over the years, but many believe it has yet to make user privacy policies much clearer. Recent right to be forgotten crusade in Europe is one such example where Google had to embrace new changes in its search to comply with privacy rights. While the issue is still being debated, recent developments show attention on online privacy has grown.