Archives - Google

Use Google Analytics to track visitor locations

Your business website may be a convenient backdoor into your systems which hackers could exploit to gain access to sensitive information, or simply hijack your website and hold it to ransom. As hackers will often bounce through VPNs across the globe, you can use Google Analytics to monitor where traffic is coming from and flag […]

Turn on “Auto-delete” settings on your Google account

Many companies are now allowing users to decide at what point data should automatically be deleted from their account history. For example, users can choose to have Google delete their information after 3, 18 or 36 months of storage. Here’s how to do it: Log in to your Google account. Click Data & personalization. You’ll […]

Consider substitutions to Google

Google is a unique resource, albeit one with some substantial drawbacks in terms of how comprehensively it catalogs your activities, from your search history to your geolocation. The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo offers similar results with no tracking, reducing the risk of sensitive personal information falling into the wrong hands.

using your Google account when possible

It’s become common for websites to allow you to sign in with your Google account instead of making a new account on the website itself. Not only does it save you time, but it can be a more secure option that doesn’t require you to re-enter your personal information. The fewer sites with your personal […]

If you sign in frequently with a Google or Facebook account, enable two factor authentication

Signing in with your Google or Facebook account can greatly speed up the sign in process for a lot of websites, or if you’re visiting for the first time, skip the sign up process entirely. It’s incredibly convenient to be able to sign in everywhere with these accounts, but also poses a security risk. Be […]

Let Google create a unique password for you

Google now has a feature where it will ask if you’d like to generate a unique password when signing up on a website. If you opt to do so, Google will create a strong password for that site and remember it for you. Google essentially acts as a password manager. This feature should be enabled […]